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THE GIFT OF 



I 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



WAE DEPAETMENT 



FOR THE 



FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1904. 



VOLUME XIV. 

ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION 

(No*. OSO-iaoi, inoloalTe) 
AMD 

PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS, ETC.. PROM SEPTEMBER 24, 1900, 

TO AUGUST 31. 1904. 



WASHINGTON: 

OOVBRNHBNT PRINTING OFFICB. 

1904. 



ARRANGEMENT OF THE ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1904. 



Volume 1 8e(!retary of War: 

Chief of Staff. 

The Military Secretary. 

Inspector-General. 

Judge- Ad vocate-General . 

Volume !!...«.. .Armament, Transportation and Supply: 

Qoartemiaster-General . 
Commissary-General. 
Surgeon-General. 
Paymaster-General. 
Chief of Engineers, Military Affairs. 
Chief of Ordnance. 
Chief Signal Officer. 
Chief of Artillery. 
Board of Ordnance and Fortification. 

Volume HI Division and Department Commanders: 

Atlantic Division — 

1. Department of the East. 

2. Department of the Gulf. 
Northern Division — 

1 . Department of the I^kes. 

2. Department of the Missouri. 

3. Department of Dakota. 
Southwestern Division — 

1. Department of Texas. 

2. Department of the Colorado. 
Patrific Division — 

1. Department of California. ■ 

2. Department of the Columbia. 
Philippines Division — 

1. Department of Luzon. 

2. Department of the Visayas. 

3. Department of Mindanao. 

Volume rv Military Schools and Colleges; llilitia Affairs, Military 

Parks, and Soldiers' Homes. 
Military Academv — 

1. Board of Visitors. 

2. Superintendent. 

School of Application for Cavalry and Field Artillery. 

Artillery Scinool. 

Si'hool of Submarine Defense. 

The Military Secretary, Militia Affairs. 

Commissioners of National Military Parks — 

1. Chickamauga and Chattanooga. 

2. Gettysburg. 
8. Shiloh. 

4. Vicksburg. 

Soldiers' Home. District of Columbia — 

1. Board of Commissioners. 

2. Inspection of. 

InsjKHMion of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. 

Volumes V-IX (^hief of Engineers. 

Volume X ('hief <»f Orthiance. 

Volumes XI-XIV The Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, the Philippine 

Commission, and Acts of the Philippine Commission. 



NOTE. 



The acts of the Philippine Commission, numbered from 1 to 263, 
inclusive, enacted between September 12, 1900, and October 11, 1901, 
were published in the Annual Reports of the War Department for 
the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901 (Vol. I, part 10). 

The second volume, containing acts numbered from 2G4 to 424, in- 
clusive, passed during the period embraced between October 14, 1901, 
and July 1, 1902, was published in the annual Reports of the War 
Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1902 (Vol. XI). 

The third volume, containing acts numbered from 425 to 949. inclu- 
sive, passed during the period embraced between July 2, 1902, and 
October 20, 1903, was published in the Annual Reports of the AVar 
Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1903 (Vol. XIII). 

The present volume contains acts numbered from 950 to 1251, inclu- 
sive, passed during the period embraced between October 21, 1903, 
and October 20, 1904, and are transmitted to Congress in accordance 
with the provisions of section 86 of the act approved July 1, 1902, 
entitled " An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the 
affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other 
purposes." 

The present volume also contains such public resolutions and ex- 
tracts from Minutes of the Proceedings of the Philippine Commis- 
sion from September 24, 1900, to August 31, 1904, as have been desig- 
nated for publication by the Commission ; also certain appointments 
made to official positions in the Philippine Islands from September 
24, 1900, to August 31, 1904. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Page. 
No. 060. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in the 
provluc-eof Oriental Negros for the year 19(Ki until December ;M, 

1908 : 1 

No. 1)51. An act reducing the 24 municipalities of the province of MIsamIs 

to 10 ^ 1 

No. f>52. An act reducing the 57 municipalities of the province of Cebft 

to 41 a 

No. 053. An act reducing the 34 municipal I ties of the province of Surigao 

to 29 4 

No. 0.^)4. An act reducing the 40 municipalities of the province of fiPyte 

to 33 6 

No. 055. An act to amend act No. 411, In reference to the (collection of 
taxes In the townships and settlements of Lepanto-Bontoc, and 
to amend act No. 410, by Increasing the salaries of the gover- 
nor and secretary-treasurer of said province 8 

No. 956. An act reducing the 31 municipalities of the province of Tayabas 

to 27 9 

No. 057. An act reducing the 12 municipalities of the province of BataAn 

to 8 10 

No. 058. An act reducing the 22 municipalities of the province of Batangas 
to 10, and repealing act No. 70S, entitled "An act reducing 13 of 
the munlcir^allties in the province of Batangas to 5" 11 

No. 060. An act reducing the 43 municipalities of the province of Ambos 

Camarines to 35 12 

No. 000. An act reducing the 43 municipalities of the province of Samar 

to 25 14 

No. 061. An act reducing the 20 municipalities of the. province of Antique 

to 11 - 16 

No. 062. An act making the provisions of act No. 51G, authorizing the re- 
moval of prisoners from the provincial Jail of Rizal to Bilibid 
Prison, applicable to the province of Cavlte 18 

No. 063. An act providing for a loan of 5,000 pesos, Philippines currency, 

to the province of Zambales 18 

No. 064. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tal in the 
province of Zambales for the year 1003 until January 1, 1904, 
and providing for the refund of penalties already paid 19 

No. 966. An act for the relief of Capt George D. Guyer, Sixteenth U. S. 

Infantry ^^ 19 

No. 966. An act amending sections 6 and 7 of act No. 355 20 

No. 967. An act authorizing the supply store of the Philippines constabu- 
lary to sell supplies to officers of the Insular and provincial gov- 
ernnments and to public Institutions when requiring the same 
for official use 21 

No. 068. An act rei)ealing acts Nos. 370 and 300 relative to the reduction 
of the number of municipalities in the province of Bohol, and 
reducing the 35 existing municipalities In said province to 32.. 22 

No. 060. An act authorizing the payment of extra compensation to clerks 
and em|>loyees of the Insular government and of the city of 
Manila for temporary overtime service with the exposition 
l>oard 23 

No. 970. An act appropriating the sum of $3,000,000, In United States cur- 
rency, from the goldnstandard fund created by act No. 938, for 
the purpose of defraying the expenses contemplated by section 
I of Bald act 24 

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VI TABLE OF CONTENTS. 

PflEG 

No. 971. Au act to amend section 4 of act No. 453, authorizing the publi- 
cation by the insular government of an official gazette, as 
amended by act No. (164, by providing for a further distribution 
of free copies tlienH>f 25 

No. 972. An act providing for a loan of 6,000 i)eso8 Philippines currency 

to the provinct^ of Paragua 25 

No. 973. An act authorizing the return to the Moro province, organized 
under act No. 787, of all the Internal-revenue collections made 
between the 1st day of January, 1901, and such time as the 
treasurer of said province shall have taken charge of the col- 
lections of Internal revenue in the province 26 

No. 974. An act to amend section 6 of act No. 242, entitled **An act amend- 
ing act No. 175 and establishing a supply store for the benefit 
of civil servants of the insular and provincial governments sta- 
tioned outside the city of Manila," by providing for a reduction 
in the c*ost of supplies as sold to authorized purchasers, and 
fixing certain limitations relative to the transportation of such 
supplieH 27 

No. 975. An act providing for the relief of persons who have paid, in the 
city of Manila, taxes upon land for the years 1901 and 1902 
upon an excessive assessment 27 

No. 976. An act amending paragraph 7 of section 1 of act No. 930, entitled 
"An act reducing the 17 municipalities of the province of Tar- 
lac to 9" 28 

No. 977. An act amending act No. 958, entitled **An act reducing the 22 
municipalities of the province of Batangas to 16, and refieal- 
ing act No. 708, entitled 'An act reducing 13 of the municipali- 
ties in the province of Batangas to 5,' " by reducing the 22 
municipalities of said province to 15 29 

No. 978. An act to correct an error in the quotation of the title of the act 
of Ck>ngres8 approved March 2, 1903, in acts Nos. 696, 792, 796. 
and 822 29 

No. 979. An act to amend act No. 92^, known as ** the public-land act "__ 30 

No. 980. An act appropriating the sum of 1.007 |)esos and 65 centavos 
Philippines currency to pay the salary of W. E. Pulliam, special 
deputy collector of customs for the Philippine Islands, from 
September 11 to October 19, 1903, and traveling exiienses 
Incurred by him while en route from San Francisco to Manila 
between September 11 and October 19 31 

No. 981. An act appropriating $675,000 Mexican currency to purchase 
the Oriente Hotel proi)erty In the city of Manila for insular 
purposes, and 2,500 pesos Philippines currency to pay insurance 
premium and incidental expenses of purchase 31 

No. 982. An act amending act No. 943, entitled "An act reducing the 2:i 

municipalities of the province of Pampanga to 17 " 32 

No. 983. An act amending paragraph 6 of section 1 of act No. 944, enti- 
tled "An act reducing the 33 municipalities of the province of 
Cagayan to 22" 33 

No. 984. An act amending act No. 942, entitled "An act reducing the 32 
municipalities of the province of Rlzal to 15," by reducing the 
32 municipalities of said province to 16 33 

No. 985. An act authorizing payments from the insular treasury to medi- 
cal officers or contract surgeons of the United States Army for 
medical services rendered to members of the Philippines con- 
stabulary when medical attendance otherwise authorized by 
law is not available 34 

No. 986. An act to amend act No. 954, entitled "An act reducing the 49 

municipalities of the province of Leyte to 33" 35 

No. 987. An act to amend act No. 961, entitled "An act reducing the 20 

municipalities of the province of Antique to 11 36 

No. 988. An act providing for a loan of 20,000 pesos, Philippines currency, 

to the province of La Union 36 

No. 989. An act amending section 15 of act No. 702 by extending the time 
for completing the registration of Chinese in the Philippine 
Islands _ 87 



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Page. 

No. 990. An act empowering the provincial board of the province of Suri- 
gao to make appropriation for ac»crued leave of absence earne<l 
by Luther S. Kelly, late provincial treasurer of said province. 37 

No. 991. An act fixing the salary of the examiner of titles for the elev- 
enth Judicial district, to be apiK)inted under the land registra- 
tion act 38 

No. 992. An act providing that in cases of new municipalities formed by 
legislation of the Commission the civil governor, on the recom- 
mendation of the provincial board, shall designate the persons 
who shall perform the duties of Justice of the i)eace and aux- 
iliary Justice of the peace therein 38 

No. 993. An act reducing the 17 municipalities of the province of Masbate 

to 13 39 

No. 994. An act reducing the 11 municipalities of the province of Rom- 

blon to 6 •- 40 

No. 995. An act to amend section 47 of act No. 183 by providing that the 
annual tax on the assessed value of real estate in the city of 
Manila for the year 1903 shall be 1^ per cent thereof 41 

No. 996. An act amending act No. 82, known as the municipal code, by 
authorizing provincial boards to designate the building in 
which municipal elections shall be held and to extend the 
hour fixed for the closing of such elections 41 

No. 997. An act authorizing the loan of 5,085 i)esos, Philippines currency, 
to the province of Tayabas, for the benefit of the public 
schools of the island of Marinduque, and authorizing the loan 
of 8,000 pesos, Philippines currency, to the niunicipality of 
Saraiya, province of Tayabas, to enable the municipality to 
complete its public school building 42 

No. 998. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of A bra for the year 1903 until December 31 of 
said year 43 

No. 999. An act amending act No. 82, entitled "A general act for the 
organization of municipal governments in the Philippine 
Islands," by changing the method of selecting municipal 
treasurers 43 

No. 1000. An act apropriating the sum of 234,000 jiesos, Philippines cur- 
'rency, for the constnictlon and repair of roads in the province 
of Cebu 44 

.No. 1001. An act reducing the 11 municipalities of the province of Abra 

to 5 45 

No. 1002. An act amending act No. 932, entitled "An act reducing the 25 

munlclpalites of the province of Bulacan to 13" 40 

No. 1003. An act amending act No. 935, entitled "An act reducing the 15 

munlclpalites of the province of La Union to 12 " 47 

No. 1004. An act annexing the northern part of the province of Zambales 
to the province of Pangasinan and providing that the south- 
ern part thereof shall continue as a separate province under 
the name of Zambales 47 

No. 1005. An act amending act No. 719, entitled "An act reducing the 51 

municipalities of the province of Hollo to 17 " 48 

No. 1006. An act providing for the loan of 3,000 i)eso8, Philippines cur- 
rency, In minor coins to the province of Ilocos Sur 49 

No. 1007. An act providing for a loan of 7,500 pesos, Philippines currency, 

to the province of Antique 49 

No. 1008. An act amending act No. 939, entitled "An act reducing the 30 
municipalities of the province of La Laguna to 19," and act 
No. 942, entitled "An act reducing the 32 municipalities of the 
province of Rizal to 15," and providing that the boundary line 
between the provinces of La Laguna and Rlzal be changed so 
as to Include In La Laguna the municipality of Muntinlupa, 
now a part of Rlzal 50 

No. 1009. An act amending act No. 943, entitled " An act reducing the 
23 municipalities of the province of Pampanga to 17," and act 
No. 982 amendatory thereof 51 

No. 1010. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of 
the Insular govermnent for the first half of the fiscal year 
ending June 80» 1904, and other designated periods •••«.....• 51 



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Page. 
No. 1011. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of 

the municipal government of the city of Manila for the first 
half of the fincal year ending June 30, 1904, and other desig- 
nated i)eriods 63 

No. 1012. An act amending act No. 929, entitled "An act extending the 
time for the payment of the land tax in the province of 
Albay for the year 1903 until December 1, 1903, and providing 
for the refund of penalties already paid," by striking out the 
words "December 1, 1903" in the title and in section 1 of 
said act and inserting In lieu thereof the words ** January 1, 
1904" . 65 

No. 1013. An act amending act No. 968, entitled " An act repealing acts 
No. 370 and 399 relative to the reduction of the number of 
municipalities in the province of Bohol, and reducing the 35 
existing municipalities in said province to 32 " 65 

No. 1014. An act for the relief of the land tax payers in the municipalities 

of Candon and Santa Catalina in the province of I locos Sur 06 

No. 1015. An act appropriating $87,000, in money of the United States, or 
so much thereof as may be necessary, for the construction of 
a wagon road from Pagbilao to Atimonan, In the province of 
Tayabas 07 

No. 1016. An act appropriating $180,000, in money of the United States, or 
so much thereof as may be necessary, for the construction of 
the Capas-O'Donnell-Iba wagon road, in the provinces of 
Tarlac and Zambales 68 

No. 1017. An act appropriating $90,000, in money of the United States, for 
the payment of interest on certificates of indebtedness Issued 
by the government of the Philippine Islands under act of Con- 
gress approved March 2, 1903 69 

No. 1018. An act authorizing a loan of 20,000 pesos, Philippines currency, 
to the province of Oriental Negfros, to be expended In the 
erection of a secondary school building in the municipality of 
Dumaguete 70 

No. 1019. An act to amend section 15 of act No. 867, an act amending the 
organization of courts, by giving permission to the judge of 
the court of first instance of the sixth judicial district to re- 
side in the city of Manila 70 

No. 1020. An act appropriating $20,000, in money of the United States, or 
so much thereof as may be necessary, for the constrtlction of 
a timber wharf at Cebu, province of Cebu, Philippine Islands. 71 

No. 1021. An act appropriating the sum of $20,000, In money of the United 
States, to be disbursed by the disbursing agent of the govern- 
ment of the Philippine Islands resident In Washington, D. C. 72 

No. 1022. An act amending section 10 of act No. 667, by providing that a 
mortgage Issued by an owner of an electric street railway, 
electric telephone line, or an electric light or power line con- 
structed by authority of a general or special act of the Ck)m- 
mlssion, upon the franchise, plant, equipment, and property 
owned and operated In connection with the franchise therefor, 
may be recorded in the English or Spanish language 73 

No. 1023. An act authorizing provincial boards, in their discretion, to ex- 
tend the time within which may be used the carts prohibited 
by act No. 774 to a date not later than the 31st of May, 1904_» 74 

No. 1024. An act amending act No. 136, entitled " An act providing for the 

organization of courts In the Philippine Islands" 74 

No. 1025. An act amending act No. 780, so as to authorize the board 
therein created to recognize licenses issued by the Spanish 
Government and to grant licenses thereon without written 
examination, and providing for the renewal of licenses al- 
ready granted 75 

No. 1026. An act fixing the annual tonnage tax upon cascoes and other 
vessels not decked over and not propelled by their own steam, 
sail, or other similar motive power, and constructed in the 
Philippine Islands, and amending section 135 of the Philip- 
pine customs administrative act 76 

No. 1027. An act amending act No. 966, entitled ** An act reducing the 81 

mnnidpallttes of the proTlnce of Tayabas to 27 " 78 



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No. 1028. An act appropriating the sum of $510 in money of the United 
States for defraying expenses incurred in the publicatiou of 
volume 1 of "The Opinions of the Attorney-General of the 
Philippine Islands*' 77 

No. 1029. An act amending section 1 of act No. 1004, entitled "An act an- 
nexing the northern part of the proylnce of Zambales to the 
province of Pangasinan and providing that the southern part 
thereof shall continue as a separate province under the name 
of Zambales" 77 

No. 1030. An act creating an honorary board of commissioners, composed 
of 50 Filipinos of prominence and education to visit the Loui- 
siana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis at Government expense 78 

No. 1031. An act making deficiency appropriation for the payment of sal- 
aries and wages in the bureau of customs and immigration 
for the first half of the fiscal year 1904 79 

No. 1032» An act providing that the salaries of provincial and municipal 
oflScers and employees shall be fixed In Philippines currency 
at the same amounts now allowed by law to be fixed in Mex- 
ican currency, and that the assessment, imposition, and collec- 
tion of taxes, public dues, and Impositions now authorized 
and made payable by law In Mexican currency shall be made 
payable In Philippines currency on the basis of 1 Philippine 
peso for 1 Mexican dollar, and that all compensation for insu- 
lar or provincial officers and employees and all official fees and 
charges now made by law payable in Mexican currency shall 
be payable in Philippines currency on the basis of 1 Philip- 
pine peso for 1 Mexican dollar 79 

No. 1083. An act appropriating $120,500 United States currency for the 
purpose of continuing the construction of the Benguet road 
from Pozorubio, Pangasinan, to Bagulo, Benguet 80 

No. 1034. An act providing for the Issue of bonds of the government of 
the Philippine Islands to the amount of $74237,000 gold coin 
of the United States of the present standard value, for the 
purpose of acquiring funds for the payment of the purchase 
price of certain large tracts of laud In the Philippine Islands, 
commonfy known as the friar lands, pursuant to the pro- 
visions of sections 63, 64, and 65 of the act of Congress en- 
titled "An act temiwrarlly to provide for the administration 
of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, 
and for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902 81 

No. 1035. An act amending section 15 of act No. 702 and section 1 of act 
No. 989, by extending the time for completing the registration 
of Chinese In the Phlllplne Islands 83 

No. 1036. An act providing for a loan of 20,000 pesos Philippines currency 

to the province of La Laguna 83 

No. 1037. An act authorizing merchants and others in the Philippine 
Islands to export food products which have paid duty, for a 
limited period, and In lieu thereof to Import like food prod- 
ucts, for a limited period, without payment of customs duty.. 84 

No. 1038. An act amending act No. 932, as amended, so as to locate the 
seat of municipal government of the municipality of Malolos. 
of the province of Bulacan, in the former municipality of 
Barasoain 85 

No. 1039. An act dedicating certain portions of the public lands and 
buildings in the municipality of Cavite, province of Cavlte, to 
the use of the Navy Department of the United States Govern- 
ment as a naval station, and granting certain other portions 
thereof to the said province and certain other portions thereof 
to the said municipality 86 

Na 1040. An act regulating the hours of labor, leaves of absence, and 
transportation of officers and employees In the Philippine 
civil service, and repealing act No. 80, and all acts amenda- 
atory thereof 86 



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No. 1041. An act ameuding act No. 290, entitled "An act providing an inex- 
pensive method of administration u|)on tlie estates of civil 
employees of the. Philippine government who are citizens of 
the United States, and who die in the service of the insular 
government, ieaving small estates uix>n which no regular ad- 
ministration is deemed advisable,*' and providing a method of 
paying small amounts due estates of deceased native employ- 
ees without the expense of administration 91 

No. 1042. An act for the punwse of maintaining the parity of the Philip- 
pines currency in accordance with the provisions of sections 1 
and 6 of the act of Ck)ngress approved March 2, 1903, by pro- 
hibiting the imiwrtation into the Philippine Islands of certain 
kinds of coins ^__ 92 

No. 1043. An act amending the provincial government act by authorizing 
the civil governor to postpone the election for governor in any 
province under certain circumstances 93 

No. 1044. An act to provide for submission to the civil governor of annual 
reports by all provincial governors, and repealing such ix)r- 
tions of act No. 83, the provincial government act, and its 
amendments, and of acts and amendments thereof providing 
for the establishment of civil government for the provinces of 
Benguet, Lepanto-Bontoc, Nueva Vizcaya, Mindoro, and Para- 
gua as are incnmsisteut with the provisions of this act M 

No. 1045. An act for the puri)ose of providing revenue and of maintaining 
the parity of the Philippines currency in accordance with the 
provisions of sections 1 and 6 of the act of Congress approved 
March 2, 1003. by providing for the purchase of Mexican dol- 
lars as bullion, by imposing a tax upon written contracts pay- 
able in certain kinds of currencies, and by retiuiring the 
payment of a lic*euse tax by all persons, firms, or corporations 
conducting their current business, ^either wholly or in part, in 
said currencies, and for other purposes 95 

No. 1046. An act appropriating the sum of $500,000 In money of the 
United States from the fund of $3,000,000 appropriated liy 
the Congress of the United States for the relief of distress In 
the Philippine Islands, for exiiendlture under the direction of 
the civil governor upon the resolutions of the Philippine Com- 
mission 99 

No. 1047. An act appropriating the sura of $500,000 in money of the 
United States for I'ontlnuing the improvement of the port of 
Manila 100 

No. 1048. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the "munici- 
pal government of the city of Manila for the fiscal year end- 
ing June 30, 1904, and other designated i)erlods 101 

No. 1049. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the 
Insular government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 19(H, 
and other designated i)erlods 111 

No. 1050. An act to authorize the issue of $3,000,000 of certificates of 
Indebedness under and l)y authority of section (3 of the act of 
Congress entitled "An act to establish a standard of value and 
to provide for a coinage system In the Philippine Islands," 
appn)ved March 2, 1903, in addition to the $0,000,000 of 
certificates of the same character already authorized by acts 
Nos. 096 and 792, and appropriating the sum of $3,a30,000 
In gold coin of the United States from the gold-standard 
fund for the purpose of paying the principal and the last 
quarterly Interest of the first series of certificates of Indebted- 
ness issued pursuant to the provisions of said act No. <i90 156 

No. 1051. An act to amend the municipal code by disqualifying i)ersons 
convicted of certain offenses from voting at municipal elec- 
tions or holding municipal oflUces 157 

No. 1052. An act to provide for a second revision of the assessments uix>n 

real estate In the province of Batangas 158 

No. 1053, An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 
the province of Caplz for the year 1903 until April 15, 1904, 
and providing for the refund of penalties already paid 160 



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Page. 

No. 1054. An act to amend section 11 of act No. 619, entitled "An act to 
promote good order and discipline In the Philippines constah- 
ulary," so as to provide that where the accused has l)een 
convicted by summary court three times within a year he may 
be sentenced to be dishonorably dischargeil and to forfeit 
all pay and allowances due or to become due, In addition to 
any other penalty provided by law 160 

No. 1055. An act regulating accountability for all receipts which may 
he derived from concessions granted In connection with the 
Philippine exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase ExiM>sition at 
St. Louis. Mo., and creating the office of cashier for the 
Phllplplne exhibit, and for other purposes 161 

No. 1056. An act providing for a court vacation and leave of absence of. 
the judges of the courts of land registration and of customs 
appeals 165 

No. 1057. An act amending act No. 919, entitled "An act providing for a 
loan of $7,500 United States currency to the province of Nueva 
Ecija for the construction of buildings for a school of sec- 
ondary instruction and dormitories at San Isidro" 166 

No. 1058. An act for the relief of George C. Taulbee. second lieutenant 

Philippine constabulary 167 

No. 1059. An act appropriating the sum of 200,000 i)esos, Philippine cur- 
rency, for the purchase of supplies for the Insular purchasing 
agent, and for other puriwses 168 

No. 1060. An act consolidating the offices of provincial treasurer and pro- 
vincial supervisor and authorizing the provincial governor to 
perform the duties of the i)rovinclal secretary of the provlnct* 
of Masbate 168 

No. 1061. An act iiostponlng the date of payment of the loans of $2,.500 
each, money of the United States, made to the provinces of 
Antique and Cavlte. under the provisions of act No. l.'M, as 
amended by act No. 594, to December 31, 1904 169 

No. 1062. An act authorizing the appointment of a justice of the i>eace 
and auxiliary justice of the peace for the Island of Basilan, 
notwithstanding said island has been annexed to the munici- 
pality of Zaml)oanga, In the Moro Province 169 

No. 1063. An act fixing the territory over which the Justice of the in^ice 

for the municipality of Jolo shall have jurisdiction 170 

No. 1064. An act amending act No. 90, by providing for an acting deputy 
auditor in the absence of the deputy auditor for the Philip- 
pine Islands 170 

No. 1065. An act so aniending act No. 898 as to close Oaije Melville, Bala- 
bac Island, as a ])ort of entry, and creating Balabac, Island of 
Balabac, as a port of entry, and providing for the necessiiry 
offico force at the i>ort of Balabac 171 

No. 1066. An act exempting smnll vessels from the requirements of act 
No. 780, entitled "An act providing for the examination and 
licensing of applicants for the positions of master, mate, 
patron, and engineer of seagoing vessels In the Philippine 
coastwise trade, and prescribing the number of engineers to 
be employed by such vessels" 171 

No. 1067. An act amending act No. 916. entitled "An act reorganizing the 

^mining bureau and prescribing the functions thereof" 172 

No. 1068. An act amending act No. 960, entitled "An act reducing the 43 
municipalities of the province of Samar to 25." by correcting 
an error In paragraph 4 of section I thereof 173 

No. 1069. An act authorizing the provincial board of the province of 
Bulacan to divert from the provincial road and bridge fund to 
the general provincial fund, for use in the constnictlon of a 
provincial building, the sum of 10,000 Phllli)plne pesos 173 

No. 1070. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in the 
Iirovince of Mindoro for the year 1903 until June .30, 1904, and 
providing for the refund of i>enalties already paid 173 

No. 1071. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax «u 
the nuinlclpalltles of Tabaco, Tlvl. and Mallnao, of the prov- 
ince of Albay, for the year 1903 until April 1, 1904, and provid- 
ing for the refund of penalties already paid 174 



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No. 1072. An act amending act No. 5, entitled "An act for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of an efficient and honest clvii serv- 
ice iu the Philippine Islands," as amended by acts Nos. 47, 
102, 167, 30G, and 585> 174 

No. 1073. An act appropriating the sum of |126,800, In money of the 
United States, from the Congressional relief fund, for the 
construction and repair of roads and bridges in the provinces 
of La Laguna and Tayabas 178 

No. 1074. An act approi)riating $17,000, in money of the United States, 
or so much, thereof as may be necessary, from the Congres- 
sional relief fund, for the construction and repair of a wagon 
road from Calamba to Bay by way of Los Bafios, In the prov- 
ince of La Laguna 178 

No. 1075. An act providing for a loan of 4,000 pesos, Philippine currency, 

out of the Congressional relief fund, to the province of Rizal.. 179 

No. 1076. An act providing for a loan of 20,000 pesos, Philippine currency, 
to the province of I locos Sur, 8,000 pesos to the province of 
Romblon, and 6,000 pesos to the province of Abra, from the 
Congressional relief fund, for use in the constniction in said 
provinces of public schools of secondary instruction 180 

No. 1077. An act appropriating |10,000, in money of the United States, 
for general purposes, to be disbursed by the disbursing agent 
of the government of the Philippine Islands at Washington. 
D. C 181 

No. 1078. An act giving to courts of first instance jurisdiction over all 
offenses made punishable by act No. 8 of the legislative 
council of the Moro Province, entitled "An act defining the 
crimes of slnveholding and slave hunting, and prescribing 
the punishment therefor" 182 

No. 1079. An act repealing a portion of act No. 807, relating to the office 
of reporter of the decisions of the supreme court, and creating 
that office as an independent one, and amending section 30 of 
act No. 136 in relation to the appointment and salary of a re- 
porter of the decisions of the supreme court 182 

No. 1080. An act amending sections 2, 3, and 5 of act No. 1030, entitled 
"An act creating an honorary board of commissioners, com- 
I)osed of 50 Filipinos of prominence and education, to visit 
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis at Govern- 
ment expense" 183 

No. 1081. An act amending act No. 49, providing for the establishment of 
a civil government for the province of Benguet, and act No. 
1049, making appropriations for sundry expenses of the insu- 
lar government for the fiscal year ending June liO. 1904, and 
other designated periods, by providing that the disbursing offi- 
cer of the civil sanitarium at Bagulo, Benguet, shall aci: as 
treasurer of the province of Benguet. and by striking out the 
provision that the clerk of class 9 of the civil sanitarium shall 
be a dispensing clerk .- 184 

No. 1082. An act authorizing the municipal boards of assessors In the 
province of Occidental Negros to hold the annual meeting for 
the year 1903 within sixty days after the passage of this act, 
any provision in existing law to the contrary notwltlistand- 
Ing 185 

No. 1083. An act appn)prlatlng the sum of $31,000, United State* cur- 
nmcy, from the Congressional relief fund, to complete tlie con- 
struction and repair of the Padre Juan Vlllaverde trail, In the 
provinces of Nueva Vlzcaya and Pangaslnan 185 

No. 1084. An act amending section 15 of act No. 702, section 1 of act No. 
989, and section 1 of act No. 1035, by extending the time for 
completing the registration of Chinese In the Philippine 
Islands 186 

No. 1085. An act provlillng for the loan of 4,500 in^hos, Philippines cur- 
rency, to the province of BatangaK, and authorizing the pro- 
vincial lM)ard of said pn>vlnce to reloan that sum to such 
nnniiclpaiitles In the i)rovlnce as to the provincial l>oard may 
seem proi)er, to be used In the payment of salaries of teachers 
employed in the barrio public schools of such municipalities, 
and for no other purpose 186 



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No. 1066. An aet appropriating 62,886 pesos and 62 centavoB, Philippines 
currency, for sundry expenses of the exposition battalion and 
band, Philippines constabulary, at the IjMiisiana Pnrebnse 
Bxposltlon at St Louis, Mo 187 

No. 1087. An act ai)propriatiug the sum of 180,020 pesos, Philippines cur- 
rency, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for certain 
public works and (lermanent imi>rovements in the city of 
Manila 188 

No. 1088. An aet to amend act No. 90 180 

No. 1089. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of La Laguna for the year 1903 until May 1, 
1904 190 

No. 1090. An act authorizing provincial boards of provinces operating 
launches for the use of their provincial officers to make rea- 
sonable charges for transportation of nonofficial passengers 
and freight, and authorizing the carrying of nonofficial passen- 
gers and cargoes under certain circumstances on boats con- 
trolled by the bureau of coast guard transportation, and 
repealing act No. 829 191 

No. 1091. An act amending section 4 of act No. 175, entitled **An act pro- 
viding for the organization and government of an insular con- 
stabulary and for the inspection of the municipal police,*' as 
amended, by providing that when a member of the Philippines 
constabulary has been convicted and sentenced by a court of 
competent jurisdiction, other than a constabulary summary 
court, tlie chief of constabulary piay order his dishonorable 
discharge aud the forfeiture of all pay and allowances due or 
to become due 192 

No. 1092.* An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Nueva Ecija for the year 1904 until July 31 of 
said year 192 

No. 1093. An act authorizing the provincial board of the province of Mis- 
amis to make certain corrections in the list of assessment 
of land for the purpose of taxation in the municipalities of 
Misamis and Oroquieta in said province 193 

No. 1004. An act appropriating the sum of 60,000 pesos, Philippines cur- 
rency, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for com- 
mencement of the improvement of the river front on, and con- 
struction of a river wall along, the Pasig River, authorized by 
act No. 669, and providing for the employment of necessary 
engineers and assistants 194 

No. 1095. An act so amending act No. 875 as to permit the free entry of 
ordnance and ordnance stores imported by the insular gov- 
ernment 195 

No. 1096. An act amending act No. 25, entitled **An act providing for the 
appointment and removal of subordinate officers and employees 
in certain departments and bureaus of the government of the 
Philippine Islands,** as amended 195 

No. 1097. An act relating to the payment of the premium charges upon the 
bonds of bonded insular, provincial, and municipal officers 
and employees 196 

No. 1098. An act conferring concurrent jurisdiction upon courts of first 
instance for the Thirteenth and Fourteenth judicial districts 
over causes arising within the district of I^nao, Moro Prov- 
ince 198 

No. 1099. An act amending paragraph (o) of section 22 of aet No. 82, en- 
titled " The municipal code,** as amended, so far as concerns 
the municipality of Cebu, province of Cebu 198 

No. 1100. An act to provide for a second revision of the assessments upon 

real estate in the province of Surlgao 199 

No. 1101. An act aipending act No. 787 by authorizing the provincial engi- 
neer of the Moro Province to purchase sup))Iies in the oi>en 
market under certain conditions 201 

No. 1102. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of lUxios Sur for the year UK)3 until April 30, 
1904, iind providing for the refund of i^enalties already pald__ 202 



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No. 1103. An act aathorizing the payment of a salary of 100 pesos per 

month to the president of the municipal board of health of 

Daet province of Arabos Camarines 202 

No. 1104. An act so amending section 33 of act ^ No. 130 as to provide that 
the reports of the decisions of the supreme <?ourt shall be pub- 
lished in both the English and Spanish languages, but that the 
decisions in each language shall be bound separately instead 
of in the same volume, as now provided by law , 203 

No. 1105. An act legalizing the action of the municipal l>oard of the city of 
Manila In dividing the territory- of the city of Manila into 13 
districts, assigning the names and defining the boundaries of 
each of said districts 203 

No. 1106. An act to provide for a second revision of the assessments upon 

real estate in the province of Cavite 204 

No. 1107. An act fixing the salaries of registers of deeds in the several 
provinces appointed in purauance of the pi'ovlsions of the 
land-registration act 205 

No. 1108. An act amending several sections of act No. 496, entitled ** The 

land-registration act " 206 

No. 1109. An act appropriating an additional sum of $200,000, in money of 
the United States, for tlie purpose of continuing and com- 
pleting the preparation of the exhibit of the Philippine Islands 
at the liouisiana Purchase Exiwsition, and the carrying on in 
general of the work of the Philippine exhibit, and also author- 
izing the exposition Iward to grant concessions, and amending 
act No. 514, as amended, so as to authorize the chairman of the 
exposition board, with the approval of the Secretary of War, 
to appoint and fix the salaries or wages of employees of said 
board in the United States *__. 210 

No. 1110. An act appropriating $15,<XK), in money of the United States, for 
general purposes, to be disbursed by the disbursing agent of 
the government of the Philippine Islands at Washington, D. C_ 211 

No. 1111. An act granting a franchise to Charles W. Carson to construct, 
maintain, and operate by animal iwwer. a tramway within the 
limits of the nmniclpality of Daet, in the province of Ambos 
Camarines. from the wharves of the barrio of Merc^edes. in said 
municipality, to the town proper or j>oblacr6n of Daet, and 
through the said town of Daet to a i)oint on the public high- 
way 1 mile distant from the municipal building of said munici- 
pality of Daet, in the direi'tion of the town of Talisay 212 

No. 1112. An act authorizing the assignment, sale, and transfer to the 
Manila Electiic Railroad and Light Company of all the assets 
of the Compaufa de los Tranvfa« de Filii)inas, ])roviding for 
tlie surrtmder by the Manila Electric Railroad and Light 
Company of the franchises, and amendments thereto, of the 
said Compafifa de los Tranvlas de FlUplnas, and for certain 
amendments to ordinance No. 44 of the municipal iward of 
Manila, enacted In pursuance of act No. 484 of the Philippine 
Commission, and for the oiiening of certain new streets by the 
municipal Iward of Manila, and for a franchise to the Manila 
Electric Railroad and Light Company to construct, maintain, 
and operate an electric street railway and an electric light, 
heat, and i>ower system from the limits of the city of Manila 
to Malabon 210 

No. 1113. An act providing for the establishment of local civil governments 
for the non-Christian tribes of the province of Isabela, and 
amending act No. 210 by providing for an Increase in the sal- 
ary of the provincial governor of Isabela 22(» 

No. 1114. An act appropriating the sum of 377,856 pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, <»r so much thereof as may be necessary, for certain 
public works, i)ermanent Improvements, and other jrtiriH)ses of 
the insular government 227 

No. 1115. An act ai)proprlatlng |70,000, In money of the United States, for 
payment of the first quarterly interest niM)n the friar land 
bonds 22H 



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No. Ilia An act authorizing the provincial board of Tayabas to revise the 
iists of assessment of land for the purpose of taxation in the 
municipality of Boac, in the island of Marinduque, province 
of Tayabas ' 229 

No. 1117. An act providing for the revision of valuation for the purix>se of 
taxation of certain parcels of land In the municipality of Ho- 
llo belonging to Warner, Barnes & CJo. (Limited), so as to cor- 
rect clerical and other errors 230 

No. 1118. An act authorizing the chief of the bureau of public lands to 
administer oaths, examine witnesses, and send for persons 
and papers ; and providing that any person who shall willfully 
and knowingly make any false affidavit or oath to any mate- 
rial fact or matter before him shall be deemed guilty of i>er- 
Jury and punished accordingly 231 

No. 1119. An act to provide for a new assessment of real estate in the 

province of T^ I^nion and for the revision of such assessment- 231 

No. 1120. An act providing for the administration and temporary leasing 
and sale of certain haciendas and parcels of land, commonly 
known as friar lauds, for the purchase of which the govern- 
ment of the Philippine Islands has recently contracted, pur- 
suant to the provisions of sections 63, 64, and 65 of an act of 
the Ck)ngress of the United States entitled " An act tempora- 
rily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil 
government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," 
approved on the 1st day of July, 1902 233, 

No. 1121. An act amending acts Nos. 518 and 781, so as more fully to define 
the crime of brigandage, and providing punishment for tlie 
failure of municipal officials to perform their duty in that 
re8i)ect 240 

No. 1122. An act providing for a loan of 4,000 pesos. Philippine currency, 

to the province of Paragua 241 

No. 1123. An act so amending sections 12, 143, and 512 of act No. 190 as to 
diminish the exi)ense of conducting trials In courts of first 
instance and of proceedings In the supreme court in review of 
such trials, and making certain provisions of act No. 190 ap- 
plicable to criminal causes, and providing an inexi)en8lve 
method of api)eal in cases of paupers 242 

No. 1124. An act to provide medical attendance on civil officers and em- 
ployees at Isolated points when life is in jeopardy 244 

No. 1125. An act empowering the civil governor to detail provincial fiscals 

temporarily from one province to another 245 

No. 1126. An act for the purpose of empowering provincial boards to sub- 
poena witnesses and to require testimony under oath In con- 
ducting certain investigations, and for other puri>oses 245 

No. 1127. An act providing for the payment of per diems in lieu of ex- 
I)enses to employees In the bureau of engineering who are 
directed to perform official travel 246 

No. 1 128. An act prescribing regulations governing the procedure for ac- 
quiring title to public coal lands in the Philippine Islands 
under the provisions of sections 53, 54, 55, 5(5, and 57 of the 
act of Congress approved July 1, 1902, entitled "An act tempo- 
rarily to provide for the administration of the afTalrs of civil 
government in the Philippine Islands, and for other pur- 
poses " 247 

No. 1129. An act amending act No. 83, known as "The provincial govern- 
ment act," by providing that judges holding court In the prov- 
inces may be paid a per diem for expenses 249 

No. 1130. An act to prevent the failure of military justice 250 

No. 1131. An act making the governor of the province of Mindoro a Justice 
of the peace with jurisdiction throughout the whole of that 
province 250 

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No. 1132. An act so araendiDg act No. 5t)c) as to provide that the exj senses 
of prellmiuarj' investigations for criminal offenses liy jnstii^es 
of the i)eace. when held at tlie cnipital of the province, althougli 
the offenses were committed in other municipalities, shall be 
imid by the municipalities in which the offenses were com- 
mitted 251 

No. 1133. An act amending act No. 854 l)y providing for the payment by 
the insular government of the cost of medical attendance for 
Filipino students apiwlnted under said act ^- 251 

No. 1134. An act amending act No. (524, entitled "An act prescribing regu- 
lations governing the location and manner of recx)rding mining 
claims, and the amount of worit necessary to hold iwssession 
of a mining claim under the provisions of the act of Congress 
approved July 1, 19*)2, entitled *An act temiK)rarily to provide 
for the administration of the affairs of civil goveriunent in 
the Philippine Islands, and for other pun>oses * " 252 

No. 1135. An act providing for the im-orporation of the nmnicipality of 
Bongabon, province of Mindoro, as a barrio of the nmnclpalltj- 
of Pinamalayan, province of Mindoro 253 

No. 1130. -cVn act authorizing the collector of customs for the Philippine 
Islands to license vessels engaged exclusively in the lighterage 
and harbor business and to provide for the regulation of that 
business 253 

No. 1137. An act appropriating the sum of |500,(KK), in money of the 
United States, from the fund of ^3,000,000, appropriated by 
the Congress of the Tnited States for the n»lief of distress in 
the Philippine Islands, for expenditure under the direction of 
the civil governor, uinm resolutions of tlie Philippine Commis- 
sion 254 

No. ll.*>8. An act to bring Immediately under the operation, of the land 
registration act all lands lying within the boiuidaries lawfully 
set apart for naval reser^'ations. and all lands desired to l>e 
purchased by the Government of the United States for naval 
purposes 255 

No. IKK). An act so amending se<*tion 78 of act No. 82. entitled " The mu- 
nici|)al code," as to make it necessaiy to seaich for the |)er- 
sonal proi)erty of a delinquent taxpayer l>efoi*e proceeding 
against his real estate for the collection of taxes 25<» 

No. 1144). An act regulating appointment to the iK)sition of secretary of 
the advlsorj' Iward of Manila, amending section G5 of act No. 
183 257 

No. 1141. An act amending sections 3:^ and (»1 of act No. 1S3, entitled "An 

act to incorporate the clt>' of Manila " 257 

No. 1142. An act to increase the salary of the secretarj*- treasurer of the 
province of Nueva Vizcaya, amending act No. 337, entitled 
"An act providing for the organization of a provincial govern- 
ment in the province* of Nueva Vizcaya " 2i 

No. 1 14C1 An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of La Laguna for the j'ear 1904 until Noveml>er 1. 
1904 • 

No. 1144. An act authorizing the payment of extra conu>ensation to mem- 
bers of the Philippine scouts and the ccmstabularj- detiiiled 
for special duty In connection with the erec-tion of bamlxK) 
and nipa buildings and for other pur]K>ses at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exi)osition at St. Ix>uis, Mo 

No. 1145. An act pmviding for the estjiblishment of local civil govern 
ments for the non-Christ Ian tribes in the province of Tayabar 

No. 114G. An act appropriatinir the sum of l.?K)5 ikjsos and 5(5 cf 
tavos, Philippine currency, for the payment of the sal' 
of the acting judge of the municipal court of the city of 
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No. 1147. ^n act regulating tbe registration, branding, conveyance, and 
slaughter of large cattle, and providing for the disposition, 
care, custody, and sale of estrays or large cattle captured or 
seized by the Philippines constabulary or other i)eace officers, 
and rei>ealing act No. 037 and so much of act No. 877 as pro- 
vides for tlie disposition, care, custody, or sale of cattle, cara- 
baos, horses, and animals ol the bovine family, and all other 
acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act 261 

No. 1 148. An act to regulate the use of the public forests and forest re- 
serves in the Philippine Islands, and rei)eallng General Orders, 
No. 92, series of 1900, act No. 274, and sections 20 of act No. 
49. 11 of act No. 119, and 11 of act No. 120 268 

No. 1149. An act amending the customs administrative act No. 355 so as 
to authorize the civil governor to set apart certain ix)rtions of 
the wharf, landing place, street, or other public ground adja- 
cent to the seashore and custom-house in any municipality 
for custonis i>un>o^)es, and to place the same under the juris- 
diction of the collector of customs 278 

No. 1150. An act further defining the powers and duties of the board of 
health for the Philippine Islands and of the municipal board 
of the city of Manila in connection with the preservation of 
the public health of that city, and repealing certain provisions 
of law relative thereto 279 

No. 1151. An act providing for the revision of valuation for the purix>se 
of taxation of certain parcels of land in the municipality of 
Badoc, province of I locos Norte, belonging to Pedro Calaycay. 285 

No. 1152. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Isabela for the year 1904 until October 1, 
1904 286 

No. 1153. An act providing that certain duties in relation to the bureau 
of justice and the bureau of the insular treasury, now rtv 
quired by law to be perfonued by the civil governor, shall be 
l)erformed by the secretary of finance and justice 286 

No. 1154. An act to amend ac*t No. 897. by providing a clerical and admin- 
istrative force for the Arrastre division at the Manila custom- 
house 288 

No. 1155. An act renewing certain appropriations in acts Nos. 1048 and 
1049 until such time as the regular appropriations for the fis- 
cal year 1905 shall have been made 289 

No. 1156. An act providing for the marking of animals afflicted with 

surra 289 

No. 1157. An act to susi>end all taxes imposed by law on draft carts and 

sledges in the province of Isabela , 290 

No. 1158. An act appropriating $30,000, in money of the United States, 
out of the gold-standard fund, for the payment of interest on 
certificates of indebtedness issued by the goverimient of the 
Philippine Islands under act of Congress approved Marc*li 2. 
1903 2t)0 

No. 1159. An act making further provisions than are contained in act 
No. 190. relating to the procedure of the supreme court In the 
exercise of its original jurisdiction in civil actions and in 
relation to costs to be allowed in such proceedings .__ 291 

No. 1160. An act authorizing the collector of customs fop the Philippine 
Islands to clear foreign vessels for the jwrt of Isabela de 
Basilan J92 

No. 1161. An act declaring any bonded officer or employee of the civil gov- 
ennnent who leaves or attempts to leave the Philippine Is- 
lands without first securing a clearance from the auditor to 
be guilty of misdemeanor 2S>2 

No. 1162. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 
the province of Cagayan for the year 1904 until September 
30, 1904 2a'l 

No. 1163. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 

the province of Albay for the year 1904 until August 31, 19(H- 2a3 



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No. 11G4. An act amending section 27 of act No. 787, entitleti "An act 
providing for the organization and government of tlie Moro 
Province," so as to authorize the api>olntment of justices of 
the i)eace in remote localities, whether included within the 
limits of the organized municipalities or not, and defining 
the jurisdiction of such justices of the peace 293 

No. 1165. An act amending paragraph (//) of section 5 of act No. 1,H(>, as 
amended by section 1 of act No. 807, so as to authorize judges 
of courts of first instance performing interlocutory vacation 
duties to ai)point notaries public in certain cases, and author- 
izing officials In charge of public works to administer oaths 
in certain cases 294 

No. 1106. An act providing for a loan of 8,800 j)esos, Philippine currency, 
to the province of Batangas, in order to enable the municipal- 
ities of Santo Tomas, Tanauan, and Lipa of that province to 
better their police force, which Is to be under the supervision 
of the senior lnsi)ector of <*onstabulary, for the pun)ose of 
siH)presslng ladronism in that province 295 

No. 1167. An act making appropriations for sundry exj^enses of the 
municipal government of the city of Manila for the fiscal 
year ending June 80, 1904, and other designated periods 296 

No. 1168. An act extending the time for the payment of the land and 
cedula taxes In the province of Oriental Negros for the year 
1904 until August 31. VMn 297 

No. 1169. An act so amending act No. 709 as to prohibit the traffic In 
intoxicating liquors within a certain distance of land used by 
the United States for military puri>oses at Calbayog. In the 
province of Samar, and also to i)ermlt the sale of intoxicating 
liquors within a circumscribed area In the town of Lucena, 
provhice of Tayabas 297 

No. 1170. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the i)rovlnce of Pampanga for the year 11K)4 until November 
1,1904 298 

No. 1171. An act repealing act No. r»ll, entitled "An net authorizing the 
civil governor to Issue imssin^rts to citizens of the Philippine 
Islands" 298 

No. 1173. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 
of taxation of certain parcels of land In the municipality of 
Hollo l)elonglng to Matllde Jalan^oni de Loi)ez and Kstevan 
Jalandonl. so as to correct cleri<'al errors 299 

No. 1173. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 

the province of Iloilo for the year 1904 until November 1, 1904. 29J) 

No. 1174. An a<'t extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Mlsamls for the j'ear 1904 until November 1, 
19(U 300 

No. 1175. An act authorizing the establishment of a circulating library In 
the province of Albay,, creating a library lK)ard for the sui)er- 
vlslon, management, and control thereof, authorizing the 
board to adopt and put In force rules and regulations for the 
management of said librarj-, receive jind acquire money and 
property for the benefit thereof, and to ex|)en(l the funds of 
said llbrarj' for its maintenance and for the purchase of liooks 
and property for its benefit 300 

No. 1176. An act appropriating the sum of 40(v^92 ik»sos. Philippine cur- 
rency, or so much thererif as may be ne<*essary. for certain 
public works, permanent Improvements, and other purposes 
of the Insular government 301 

No. 1177. An act amending se<'tlon (> of the Manila Ibpior licenses act 303 

No. 1178. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in the 
province of Occidental Negros for the year 1904 until Octoljer 
1, 1904 ^ 303 

No. 1179. An act amending the i>rovi!icial government act as amended by 
act No. 585, by pn)vidlng for the payment from provincial 
funds of the salaries of persons not already In the service of 
the goverimient who may l)e appolnteil by the civil governor to 
fill temporary vacancies In the office of provincial governor— 304 



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No. 1180. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax for 

the years 1903 and 1904 in the municipalities of AlaminoB, 

Bani, Bolinao, Anda, Agno, San Isidro, and Infanta, formerly 

belonging to the province of Zambales, but ret*ently transferred 

■ to the province of Pangasinan, until July 31, 1904 304 

No. 1181. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in the 
provinces of Iloeos Sur and Zambales for the year 1904 until 
October 1, 1904 :U)r> 

No. 1182. An act to provide for a preliminary listing of manufacturers of 
alcoholic and tobacco products and matches, and for an inven- 
tor>' of the stocks of goods in their possession with a view to 
furnishing a basis for taxation by an internal-revenue law 305 

No. 1183. An act appropriating an additional sum of $87,000, in money of 
the United States, for the purpose of continuing and complet- 
ing the preparation of the exhibit of the Philippine Islands at 
the Ijouisiana Purchase Exposition and the carrying on in gen- 
eral of the work of the Philippine exhibit 306 

No. 1184. An act amending act No. 867 so as to provide that the court 
vacation for the court of first instance for the Mountain judi- 
cial district shall be during the months of August and Septem- 
ber, and changing the times at which courts of first instance 
shall be held in that district 307 

No. 1185. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax In 
the provinces of Antique and Caplz for the year 1904 until 
October 1, 1904 307 

No. 1186. An act extending the time for the payment of the cedula tax In 

the province of Batangas for the year 1904 until July 15, 1904. 308 

No. 1187. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Tarlac for the year 1904 until December 31, 
1904 308 

No. 1188. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of 
the Insular government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1904, and other designated periods 308 

No. 1189. An act to provide revenue for the support of the insular, provin- 
cial, and municipal governments, by Internal taxation ,_ 319 

No. 1190. An act to amend section 47 of act No. 183, entitled **An act to 
Incoiporate the city of Manila," by providing that the annual 
tax on the assessed value of real estate In the city of Manila 
for the year 1904 shall be H per cent thereof 369 

No. 1191. An act amending rule 20 and rule 37 of act No. 90 3<>9 

No. 1192. An act appropriating the sum of 14,700 pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, from the Congressional relief fund, to complete the 
construction and repair of the Vlgan-Bangued road In the 
provinces of Iloeos Sur and Abra 370 

No. 1193. An act providing for the revision of valuation for the purpose 
of taxation of certain parcels of land In the municipalities of 
Enrile and Peiia Blanca, province of Cagayan, behmglng to 
Catallna Pintang, Jose Carbonell, Ilonorio Lasam, Salvador 
Lasam, and Hllarlo Tagubfi, so as to correct clerical errors.. 371 

No. 1194. An act appropriating Jj»25,0(K), In money of the United States, for 
general purixjses, to lie dlsburse<l by the disbursing agent of 
the government of the Philippine Islands at Washington, D. C. 372 

No. 1195. An act to authorize the issue of f:i,000,000 of certificates of In- 
debtedness under and by authority of section 6 of the act of 
Congress entitled "An act to establish a standard of value and 
to provide for a coinage system In the Philippine Islands," 
approved March 2, 1903, in addition to tlie $9,000,000 of cer- 
tificates of the same character already authorized by acts Nos. 
696, 792, and 1050, and appropriating the sum of $3,aS0,000, In 
gold coin of the United States, from the gold-standard fund 
for the purpose of paying the principal and the last (luarterly 
Interest of the second series of certificates of indebtedness 
issued pursuant to the provisions of said act No. 702 372 

No. 1196. An act amending the provincial government act. No. 83, as 
amended by acts Nos. 133 and 280, so as to provide that vacan- 
cles'ln provincial offices shall be filled within ninety days from 
their occurrence instead of within thirty days as now provi<led 
bylaw - 374 







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No. 1197. An act amending act No. 408 ho as to provide for the temporary 

assignment of officials and employees to perform the duties of 
beads of offices or bureaus, in cases of vacancies, upon designa- 
tion l>y the proper secretary of department or by the civil 
governor * 374 

No. 1198. An act appropriating the sura of $100,000, in money of the United 
States, fi-om the fund of $3,000,000 appropriated by the Con- 
gress of tlie United States for tlie relief of distress in tlie 
Philippine Islands, for expenditure under the direction of the 
civil governor upon resolutions of the Philippine Commission- 375 

No. 1199. An act authorizing the provincial lM>ard of Pampanga to make a 
loan of not more than 1,<X)0 Philippine pesos to the munici- 
pality of Apalit, to be used in the construction of a manual 
training school In said municipality 376 

No. 1200. An act to provide for a new assessment of real estate in the 

province of Romblon and for the revision of such assessment- 370 

No. 1201. An act appropriating an additional sum of $150,000, in money of 
the United States, for the pun^se of continuing the exhibit of 
the Philippine Islands at the Ix>uisiana Purchase Exposition. 377 

No. 1202. An act appropriating $30,000, in money of the United States, out 
of the gold-standard fund, for the payment of interest on cer- 
tificates of Indebtedness issued by the government of the Phil- 
ippine Islands under act of Congress approved March 2, 1903. 378 

No. 1203. An act appropriating $70,000, in money of the United States, for 
payment of tlie second quarterly Interest upon the friar land 
bonds 378 

No. 1204. An act amending act No. 85, extending the provisions of the 
provincial government act to the province of Pampanga, by 
changing the capital of that province from Bacolor to San 
Fernando 379 

No. 1205. An act amending act No. 1001 so as to provide that the seat of 
municipal government of the new municipality of La Paz. 
province of Abra, shall be at the former municipality of La 
Paz 379 

No. 1206. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Mindoro for tlie year 1904 until October 31. 
1904 380 

No. 1207. An act providing for a second revision of the assessments or 

valuations upon real estate in the province of La Ijaguna__ 380 

No. 1208. An act consolidating the present municipality of Santo Tomas 
with the municipality of San Fernando, both in the province 
of Pampanga. with the seat of municipal government at the 
present municipality of San Fernando 381 

No. 1209. An act consolidating the present municipality of Mogpog with 
the municipally of Boac, both In the province of Tayalms, 
with the seat of nmnlcli)al government at the present munici- 
pality of Boac 3S1 

No. 1210. An act extending the time for the payment of pro|>erty taxes for 
the vear 1904 In the province of I-«epanto-Bonto<- until Octol)er 
1, 1904 382 

No. 1211. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 
the province of Batangas for the year 1904 until October 31, 
1904 382 

No. 1212. An act amending act No. 128, extending the provisions of the 
provincial govennnent act to the province of Mlsamls, as 
amended by act No. 630, by decreasing the salary attached to 
the iwsition of sui)ervisor-treasurer of the j)rovince of 
Mlsamls 38.*{ 

No. 1213 An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the 
municipal govennnent of the city of Manila for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1904, and other designated |>erlods 383 

No. 1214. An act extending the time for the payment of the land tax in 

the province of Samar for the years 1903 and 1904 until De- 

• cember 31, l!)04, and authorizing the provincial Iward of 

Samar to revise the assessment lists of the municipalities of 

Allen and Wright, In said province ! 384 



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No. 1215. An act amending role 48 of act No. 90 by providing for an act- 
ing assistant treasurer in tUe absence of tlie assistant treas- 
urer of the Philippine Islands, and amending rule 63 of said 
act so as to provide for an examination of accounts of the 
auditor and treasurer, and count of funds in the hands of the 
treasurer, as often as the civil governor sliall deem expedient. 385 

No. 1216. An act malcing appropriations for sundry expenses of the muni- 
cipal government of the city of Manila for the fiscal year end- 
ing June 30, 1905, and other designated periods 386 

No. 1217. An act extending the time for the payment of the cedula tax in 
the municipality of Quiangan, province of Nueva Vizcaya, for 
the year 1904 until October 15, 1904 396 

No. 1218. An act providing for the remission of the penalty imposed on 
Francisco Gonzales, of the municiuality of Bautista in the 
province of Pangasinan, for delinquency In the payment of 
his land tax for the year 1904 396 

No. 1219. An act amending section 40 of act No. 82, entitled "A general 
act for the organization of municipal governments In the 
Philippine Islands," as amended 397 

No. 1220. An act appropriating the sum of $50,000, in money of the United 
States, from the fund of $3,000,000 appropriated by the Con- 
gress of the United States for the relief of distress in the 
Philippine Islands, for expenses incident to the purchase and 
delivery in the Philippine Islands of draft cattle 398 

No. 1221. An act authorizing the provincial board of Tayabas to make a 
loan of 5,000 pesos from provincial funds to the municipality 
of Luceua, in that province, in addition to the loan authorized 
in act No. 818 398 

No. 1222. An act appropriating the sum of 530,000 pesos, or so much thereof 
as may be necessarj', for certain public works and perma- 
nent improvements in the city of Manila 399 

No. 1223. An act granting to Cho Hang Lin. of Manila, P. I., a revocable 
license to construct, operate, and maintain a slipway or 
marine railway on the west bank of the Iloilo River, in the 
municipality of Iloilo, province of Iloilo, island of Panay 400 

No. 1224. An act providing that the court of land registration shall have 
no jurisdiction over lands situated In the provinces of Lepanto- 
Bontoc, Benguet, Paragua, and Nueva Vizcaya, or in the 
Moro Province, except in certain special cases 402 

No. 1225. An act making appropriations for sundry expenses of the 
insular government for the fiscal year ending .Tune 30, 1905, 
and other designated periods 403 

No. 1226. An act for the relief of F. J. O'Grady, first lieutenant and in- 
spector, Philippines Constabulary 45.S 

No. 1227. An act appropriating tlie sum of $25,000, in money of the United 
States, for general purposes, to be disbursed by the disbursing 
agent of the government of the Philippine Islands at Washing- 
ton, D. C _. 454 

No. 1228. An act providing for the revision of valuation for the purpose of 
taxation of a certain parcel of land in tlie municipality of Sib- 
alom, in the province of Antique, belonging to Juan Sanches.. 454 

No. 1229. An act amending act No. 1119 by extending the time for the com- 
pletion of the assessment of real estate in the province of La 
Uni6n, for the revision of such assessment, and for the pay- 
ment of the land tax for the year 1904 in said province 455 

No. 1230. An act to amend act No. 875 so as to allow the free importation 
of merchandise by the insular government when the articles 
imported are of such character that local comi)etition therefor 
is impracticable and orders for the same must be placed 
abroad 456 

No. 1231. An act authorizing the provincial board of Samar to loan from 
provincial funds to the municipalities of the province such 
sums of money as to it maj-^ seem proper, not to exceed a 
total of 15,000 Philippine pesos, to be used in the construction 
and repair of public schoolhouses 456 



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No. 1232. An act consolidating the present mnnlcipality of Punc&n with 
the municipality of San Jos^, both in the province of Nueva 
Kcija. with the seat of municipal government at the present 
municipality of San Jos^ 457 

No. 1233. An act further amending paragraph if) ot section of act No. 
83, as amended by acts Nos. 133 and 752, by making additional 
provisions with regard to counting the cash in the hands of 
provincial treasurers 4r>8 

No. 1234. An act authorizing the provincial board of the province of Samar 
to provide for the care of residents wounded while engaged as 
volunteers in the defense of the municipalities of said 
province against the attacks of Pulajanes, and of pacific res- 
idents wounded by said Pulajanes 450 

No. 1235. An act to amend act No. 355. known as the Philippine customs 

administrative act 460 

No. 1236. An act amending act No. 419, extending the provisions of the 
provincial government act and Its amendments to the province 
of Samar, by Increasing the salary of the provincial super- 
visor to $1,800 per annum 462 

No. 1237. An act consolidating the offices of provincial treasurer and pro- 
vincial supervisor of the province of Ilocos Norte 463 

No. 1238. An act appropriating the funds derived from the sale of the 
bonds authorized by act No. 1034, for the purchase of the so- 
called friar lands, and for the payment of expenses incidental 
thereto 464 

No. 1239. An act amending act No. 864, entitled '*An act to amend act No. 
355, known as the Philippine customs administrative act, by 
changing the membership of the court of customs appeals, 
providing for appeals In criminal causes and for certificates of 
appeal In other customs cases where there Is a division of 
opinion between the judges of the court, and specifying powers 
of collectors of customs In cases of fine and forfeiture, and for 
other purposes,** so that a judge of the court of first Instance 
may be directed by the secretary of finance and justice to per- 
form the duties of a judge of the court of customs appeals 464 

No. 1240. An act amending act No. 939, as amended, so as to locate the seat 
of municipal government of the municipality of Luislana, of 
the province of La Laguna, In the former municipality of 
Cavlntl 465 

No. 1241. An act amending act No. 953, reducing the number of municipali- 
ties In the province of Surlgao to 29, by further reducing the 
numl»er of municipalities In said province to 12 44U» 

No. 1242. An act amending act No. 1178 by further extending the time for 
the payment without i)enaltj', of tlie'land tnx In the province 
of Occidental Negros for the year 1904 until January 31, 1905_ 467 

No. 1243' An act amending act No. IKW, entitled "An act to prevent the 
failure of military justice,*' by extending the provisions of 
said act so as to apply to naval courts 4<i7 

No. 1244. An act annexing the barrios of Bayuyuilgan, Bugaan, Balaqui- 
long, San Gabriel, and Binlrayan, now a pnrt of the municipal- 
ity of Tanauan, province of Batangas, to the municipality of 
Taal, In the same province 4r»8 

No. 1245. An act changing the times of holding terms of the court of first 
Instance In the Second judicial district and amending section 
7 of act No. mi In that respect 468 

No. 1246. An act appropriating the sum of 2,.505.41>4 pesos and 75 centavos. 
Philippines currency, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
for certain public works, i»ermanent Improvements, and other 
purposes of the insular government 469 

No. 1247. An act appropriating |70,000, in money of the United States, 
for payment of the third quarterly Interest upon the friar 
land bonds 472 

No. 1248. An act making additional appropriations for sundry expenses of 
the insular government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1904, and other designated i)erlods 472 



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No. 1249. An act amending act No. 82, entitled " Tlie municipal code," by 
prescribing a method for the collection of taxes in tlie munici- 
palities of the provinces 477 

No. 1250. An act appropriating $80,0(K), in money of the United States, 
out of the gold-standard fund, for the payment of interest on 
certificates of indebtedness issued by the government of the 
Philippine Islands under act of Congress approved March 2, 
19a3 478 

No. 1251. An act amending act No. 775, entitled "An act appropriating 
the sum of $50,000, local currency', from the war emergency 
rice fund of the province of Batangas for the purpose of erect- 
ing a school building and manual training schools in the 
municipality of Batangas," and authorizing the province of 
Batangas to reconvey to the municipality of Batangas, upon 
such terms as may l>e agreed upon betv^'een said province and 
said nmnicipality, the title to the land and buildings thereon 
which was vested in said province by section 4 of act No. 775- 479 

Public resolutions, etc 481 

Appointments 525 



ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 



[No. 950.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the Innd tnx In the Province 
of Oriental Negros for the year nineteen hundred ;ind three until De<*enilier 
thirty-first, nineteen hundred and three. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ t/iat: 

Section 1. Owing to the depressed condition of agriculture, the 
locust pest, and the dryness of the season, the period for the payment, 
without penalty, of the land tax for the year nineteen hundred and 
three in the ftovince of Oriental Negros is hereby extended to 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and three, anything in pre- 
vious Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 21, 1903. 



[No. 951.] 

AN ACT Reducing the twent>'-four niunieipalities of the Province of Mlaamis 

to ten. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Comm^isnion^ that : 

Section 1. The twenty-four municipalities of the Province of Misa- 
mis shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
ten, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Cagayan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory, that of the barrio of Gusa in the present municipality of Agusan, 
ana that of the municipalities of Iponan, Opol, Salvador, and Alubi- 
jid, with the seat of the municipal government at the present munici- 
pality of Cagayan. 

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2 LAWS OF UNITBD STATES PHILIPPINS COMMISSION. 

2. The municipality of Initao shall consist of all the territory 
included within the municipality when the Province of Misamis was 
organized, except so much thereof as has since been included in the 
Moro Province by Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-seven, 
with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality 
of Initao. 

3. The municipality of Tagoloan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory, that of the municipality of Santa Ana, and that of the munici- 
pality of Agusan, except the barrio of Gusa, annexed to the munici- 
pality of Cagayan by paragraph one hereof, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Tagaloan. 

4. The municipality of Balingasag shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Jasaan, Lagonlong, and Salay, 
with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality 
of Balingasag. 

6. The municipality of Talisayan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Gingoog, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Talisayan. 

6. Tne municipality of Mambajao shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Catarman, Sagay, and Mahinog, 
with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality 
of Mambajao. 

7. The municipality of Misamis shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Loculan, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Misamis. 

8 The municipality of Jimenez shall preserve its present bound- 
aries 

9. The municipality of Oroquieta shall preserve its present bound- 
aries 

10. The municipality of Langaran shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered 
Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. When the new municipal ofScials shall have 
been elected and shall have qualified, the present organization of each 
of the municipalitias mentioned in the first seven paragraphs of sec- 
tion one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, ana all offices held by 
virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so 
that all the present municipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon 
as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the offi- 
cials elected for the new municipalities, as described in section one 
shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing munici- 
palities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by tlie 
CJommission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sbc. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, OctoUu- 22, 1003. 



LAWS or UinXBD 8TATK8 PHILIPFIKB OOMMISSIOK. 8 

[No. 952.] 

AN ACT Reducing the fifty-seven mnnicipalities of the Province of Cebu to 

forty-one. 

By authority of the United States^ he it endcted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. The fifty-seven municipalities of the Province of Cebu 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
forty -one, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Cebu shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Talamban and El Pardo, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of Cebu. 

2. The municipality of Mandaue shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that oi the municipality of Consolacion, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of Mandaue. 

3. The municipality of Liloan shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Compostela, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Liloan 

4. The municipalitjr of Catmon shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Sogod, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Catmon. 

5. The municipality of Dalaguete shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Alcoy, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Dalaguete. 

6. The municipalitjr of Oslob shall consist of its present territorv 
and that of the municipalities of Nueva Caceres and Santander, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Oslob. 

7. The municipality of Samboan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of San Sebastian, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of Samboan. 

8. The municipality of Moalbual shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Alcantara, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Moalbual. 

9. The municipality of Diimanjug shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Ronda, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Dumanjug. 

10. The municipality of Bantayan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Santa Fe and Madridejos, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Bantayan. 

11. The municipality of Opon shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Santa Rosa and Cordova, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 

12. The municipality of Tudela shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Poro, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Tudela. 

13. The municipalities of Algeria, Aloguinsan, Argao, Asturias, 
Badian, Balamban, Barili, Boljo-on, Borbon, Bogo, Carcar, Cannen, 
Daan-Bantayan, Danao, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Medellin, Minglanilla, 
Naga, Pilar, Pinamungajan, San Fernando, San Francisco, San 
Bemigio, Sibonga, Tabogon, Talisay, Tuburan, and Toledo shall con- 



4 LAWS OP UNITBD STATES PHILIPPIKE OOMMISSIOlff. 

sist respectively of their present territories and with their respective 
seats ox government as now established. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Num- 
bered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and twenty-eight. ^Yhen the new municipal officials shall 
have been elected and shall have qualified, the present organization 
of each of the municipalities mentioned in the first twelve paragraphs 
of section one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, ana all omces 
held by virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abol- 
ished, so that all the present municipal officials shall cease to hold 
office as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. 
Until the officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in 
section one, shall have qualified, the present organization of the exist- 
ing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eflPect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 22, 1903. 



[No. 953.] 

AN ACT Reducing the thirty-four municipalities of the Province of Surigao 

to twentj'-nino. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by tJie Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. The thirty-four municipalities of the Province of 
Surigao shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be 
reduced to twenty-nine, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Surigao shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Anao-aon, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Surigao. 

2. The municipality of Cabarbaran slmll consist of its present terri- 
tory and that oi the municipalities of Tubay and Jabonga, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Cabarbaran. 

3. The municipality of Nasipit shall preserve it.s present bound- 
aries. 

4. The municipality of Butuan shall pres(»>rve its present bound- 
aries. 

5. The municipality of Veruela shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

6. The municipality of Talacogon shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

7. The municipality of Ix)reto shall pres(»rve its prt^sent bound- 
aries. 

8. The municipality of Nonoc shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 



LAWS 0¥ X7KITBD STATES PHILIPPINB OOMMI88ION. 5 

9. The muiucipality of Dinagat shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

10. The municipality of Sapao shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

11. The municipality of Numancia shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

12. The municipality of Cabuntog shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

13. The municipality of Dapa shall preserve its present bound" 
aries. 

14. The municipality of Mainit shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

15. The municipality of Bacuag shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

16. The municipality of Taganaan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

17. The municipality of Placer shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

18. The municipality of Claver shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

19. The municipality of Gigaquit shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

20. The municipality of Cortes shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Tigao, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Cortes. 

21. The municipality of Tandag shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

22. The municipality of La Paz shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of tne barrio of Marijatac in the present municipality 
of Lian^, with the seat of the municipal government at the present 
barrio of Cagaet in the present municipality of La Paz. 

23. The municipality of Tago shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

24. The municipalitj of Bislig shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Linguig, witli the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Bislig. 

25. The municipality of Hinatuan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

26. The muncipality of Cantilan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

27. The municipality of Carrascal shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

28. The municipality of Lanuza shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

29. The municipality of Lianga shall embrace its present territory 
except the barrio of Marijatac hereinbefore transferred to the muni- 
cipality of La Paz. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
of Surigao, Cabarbaran, Cortes, La Paz, Bislig, and Lianga shall be 
held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven 
himdred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and 
twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been 
elected and shall have qualified, the present organization of each of 



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the municipalities mentioned in paragraphs nmnbered one, two, 
twenty, twenty-two, twenty-four, and twenty-nine of section one of 
this Act shall be thereby abolished, and all offices held by virtue of 
their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so that all 
the present municipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon as the 
new officials shall nave taken the oath of office. Until the officials 
elected for the new municipalities, as described in section one, shall 
have qualified, the present organization of the existing municipalities 
shall continue. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passaj^e of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 22, 11)03. 



[No. 954.] 

AN ACT Reducing the forty-nine nmnicipalities of tlie Province of Leyte to 

thirty -tliree. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The fortj^-nine municipalities of the Province of Leyte 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
thirty-three, as follows : 

1. The municipalitjr of Dagami shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Pastrana and Tabon-tabon, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Dagami. 

2. The municipality of Sogod Sur shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Sogod Norte, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Sogod Sur. 

3. The municipality of Malitbog shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the barrio of San Roque in the present municipality 
of Mac Crohon, with the seat of the municipal government at the 
present municipality of Malitbog. 

4. The municipality of Maasin shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Mac Crohon, except tne barrio of San 
Roque, with the seat of the municipal government at the present 
municipality of Maasin. 

5. The municipality of Matalom shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Caja^uaan, with the s(»at of the 
municipal government at the present niunicipality of Matalom. 

6. The municipality of Ormoc shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Albuera. with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Ormoc. 

7. The municipality of Merida shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Quiot, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipalitv of Merida. 

8. The municipality of San Isiaro shall consist of its present terri- 



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tory and that of the municipalities of Villaba and Tabango and the 
barrios of Hubay, Villalon, and Villahermosa, in the present munici- 
pality of Naval, with the seat of the municipal govermnent at the 
present municipality of San Isidro. 

9. The municipality of Naval shall consist of its present territory, 
except the barrios of Hubay, Villalon, and Villahermosa, and of that 
of the municipality of Biliran, with the seat of the municipal govern- 
ment at the present municipality of Naval. 

10. The municipality of Caibiran shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Culaba and Cabu^ayan, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Caibiran. 

11. The municipality of Almeria shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Maripipi, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Almeria. 

12. The municipality of Carigara shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the mimicipality of Capoocan, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Carigara. 

13. The municipality of Babatungon shall consist of its present tor- 
ritory and that or the municipality of Malibago, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Babatungon. 

14. The municipality of Alan^alang shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that or the municipality of San Miguel, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of Alangalaiig. 

15. The municipalities of Tacloban, Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, Dulag, 
Abuyog, Cabalian, Liloan, San Ricardo, Bato, Hilongos, Hindang, 
Inopacan, Baybay, Palompon, Leyte, Jaro, Barugo, and Burauen 
shall consist respectively of their present territories and have their 
respective seats of government as now established. 

Sec. 2. The mumcipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
described in the first fourteen paragraphs of section one hereof shall 
be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered 
Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall have 
been diected ana shall have qualified, the present organization of each 
of the municipalities mentioned in the first fourteen paraOTaphs of 
section one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, and all offices held 
by virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, 
so that all the present municipal officials shall cease to hold office as 
soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the 
officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in section one, 
shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing munici- 
palities shall continue. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 22, 1903. 

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[No. 955.] 

AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Four hundred and eleven, !n reference to the 
collection of taxes in the townships and settlements of Lepanto-Bontoc, and 
to amend Act Numbererl Four hundred and ten, by increasing the salaries of 
the governor and secretary- treasurer of said province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Four hundred and eleven, 
entitled "An Act providing for the establishment of local civil 
governments in the townships and settlements of the Province of 
Lepanto-Bontoc," is hereby amended bv adding thereto the following: 

^^Provided^ That section sixty-eight of Act Numbered Three 
hundred and eighty-seven, in its application to the Province of 
Lepanto-Bontoc, shall be construed to confer upon the governor of 
the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc the power to prescribe the taxes to be 
collected in the townships and settlements of the province, other than 
Cervantes, such taxes to be limited in kind and extent to the taxes 
imposed in sections one to sixty-seven of Act Numbered Three hun- 
dr^ and eighty-seven." 

Sec. 2. ^1 acts of the governor or other provincial officers of 
Lepanto-Bontoc in collecting taxes in accordance with tha construc- 
tion stated in section one heroof are hereb\^ confirmed, and the proper 
officers are hereby made accountable for the custody and disposition 
of such taxes thus collected. 

Sec. 8. Section two of Act Numbered Four hundred and ten, pro- 
viding for the organization of the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc, is 
hereby amended as follows: 

First. By striking out subsection {a) thereof and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following : 

" {a) A provincial governor, who shall receive compensation at 
the rate of two thousand four hundred dollars per annum." 

Second. By striking out subsection (6) thereof and inserting in 
lieu thereof tne following : 

"(6) A provincial secretary-treasurer, who shall receive compensa- 
tion at the rate of one thousand four hundred dollars per annum." 

Sec. 4. It is hereby provided that all fees collected bv any pro- 
vincial officer of Lepanto-Bontoc as ex officio justice ox the peace 
shall be accounted for to the provincial secretary-treasurer and be 
turned into the provincial treasury. 

Sec. 5. It shall be lawful for the Civil Governor, with the con- 
sent of the Commission, to detail an officer or employee of the Eth- 
nological Survey to act as lieutenant-governor of Lepanto-Bontoc, 
in wnich case tne official detailed shall not receive any salary from 
the provincial government; or, if such detail is not deemed wise by 
the Civil Governor, the Chief of the Ethnological Survey may pay, 
upon the approval of the Civil Governor, a reasonable sum out oi the 
funds appropriated for that Bureau to a lieutenant-governor of the 
province, duly appointed, in addition to his salary as such, for the 
ethnological investigations and reports which he may be able to make 
without detriment to the interests of the provincial government. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance witii 



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section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23, 1903. 



[No. 956.] 

AN ACT Reducing the thirty -one municipalities of the Province of Tayabas to 

twenty-seven. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The thirty-one municipalities of the Province of Taya- 
bas shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
twen^-seven, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Mulanav shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities oi Bondoc and San Narciso^ with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present mimicipality of 
Mulanay. 

2. The municipality of Pitogo shall consist of its present territory 
and that the municipalities oi Macalelon and Unisan, with the seat 
of the municipal government at the present municipality of Pitogo. 

3. The municipality of Sampaloc shall consist of its present tern- 
tory and that of the barrios of Bilucao, Banot, and Samoueno, of the 
present municipality of Mauban, with the seat of the municipal gov- 
ernment at the present municipality of Sampaloc. 

4. The municipality of Mauban shall consist of its present territory, 
except that of the barrios of Bilucao, Banot, and Sambueno, now a 
part of the municipality of Mauban, which shall be united with the 
municipality of Sampaloc. 

5. The municipalities of Alabat, Atimonan, Baler, Boac, Calauag, 
Candelaria, Catanauan, Gasan, Guinayan^n, Gumaca, Infanta, 
Casiguran, Lopez, Lucena, Lucban, Mogpog, l^agbilao, Polillo, Santa 
Cruz, Sariaya, Tayabas, Tiaong, and Torrijos shall preserve their 
present boundaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
described in the first four paragraphs of section one hereof shall be 
held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven 
hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and 
twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been elected 
and shall have qualified, the present organization of each of the munici- 
palities mentioned in section one of this Act, except those described in 
paragraph five of said section, shall be thereby abolished, and all 
offices held by virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and 
abolished, so that all the present municipal officials shall cease to hold 
office as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. 
Until the officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in 
section one, shall have qualified, the present organization of the exist- 
ing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 



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two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23, 1908. 

[No. 957.] 

AN ACT Reducing the twelve municipalities of the Province of Bataan to 

eight 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission that: 

Section 1. The twelve municipalities of the Province of Bataan 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
eight, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Dinalupij an shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipality of Hermosa, with the seat of the 
mumcipal government at the present municipality of Dinalupij an. 

2. The municipality of Orani shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Samal, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Orani. 

3. The municipalitjr of Abucay shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Mabatan, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Abucay. 

4. The municipality of Balanga shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Pilar, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Balanga. 

5. The municipality of Orion shall preserve its present boundaries. 

6. The municipality of Mariveles shall preserve its present bound- 
aries 

7. The municipality of Bagac shall preserve its present boundaries. 

8. The municipality of Moron shall preserve its present boundaries. 
Sec. 2. The municipal elections in the new municipalities created 

in the first four paragraphs of section one of this Act shall be held in 
accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred 
and thirty", as amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty- 
eight. When the new municipal officials shall have been elected and 
shall have qualified, the present organization of each of the munici- 
palities mentioned in section one or this Act, except those described 
in paragraphs numbered five, six, seven, and eight, shall be thereby 
abolished, and all offices held by virtue of their present organization 
shall be vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal offi- 
cials shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials shall have 
taken the oath of office. Until the officials elected for the new munici- 
palities, as described in section one hereof, shall have qualified, the 
present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two ot "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23, 1903. 



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[No. 958.] 

AN ACT Reducing the twenty-two municipalities of the Province of Batangas 
to sixteen, and repealing Act Numbered Seven hundred and eight, entitled 
"An Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the Province of Batangas 
to five." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered 3®v®ii hundred and eight, entitled "An 
Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the Province of Batan- 
gas to five," which, by virtue of the provisions of Act Numbered Seven 
hundred and thirty, has not yet become operative, is hereby repealed, 
and the twenty-two existing municipalities of the Province of Batan- 
gas shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
sixteen, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Balayan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipahties of Tuy and Calatagan, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Balayan. 

2. The municipality of Calaca shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

3. The municipality of Taal shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Lemery and San Luis, with the seat 
of the municipal government at the present municipality of Taal. 

4. The municipality of Rosario shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Taysan, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Rosario. 

5. The municipality of Tanauan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Talisay, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Tanauan. 

6. The municipality of Batangas shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

7. The municipality of Bauan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

8. The municipality of Cuenca shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

9. The municipality of Tbaan shall preserve its present boundaries. 

10. The municipality of Lian shall preserve its present boundaries. 

11. The municipality of Lipa shall preserve its present boundaries. 

12. The municipality of Loboo shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

13. The municipality of Nasugbu shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

14. The municipality of San Jose shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

15. The municipality of San Juan de Bocboc shall preserve its 
present boundaries. 

16. The municipality of Santo Tomas shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in the new municipalities created 
in paragraphs numbered one, three, four, and five of section one 
hereof shall be held in accordance with the .rules contained in Act 
Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Num- 



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bered Nine hundred and twenty-eight When the new munic- 
ipal officials shall have been elected and shall have qualified, the 
present organization of each of the municipalities mentioned in 
paragraphs numbered one, three, four, and five of section one of 
this Act shall be thereby abolished, and all offices held by virtue 
of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so that 
all the present mumcipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon as 
the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the officials 
elected for the new municipalities, as described in section one hereof, 
shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing munici- 
palities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passaj^e of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23, 1903. 



[No. 959.] 

AN ACT Reducing the forty-three monicipaUtles of the Province of Ambos 

Camarinea to thirty-five. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Sectiok 1. The forty-three municipalities of the Province of Ambos 
Camarines shall, in accordance witli the provisions of this Act, be 
reduced to thirty -five, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Daet shall consist of its present territory, 
as constituted by Act Numbered Five hundred and forty-four, and 
that of the municipality of Based, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Daet. 

2. The municipality of Indan shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of'Talisay, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Indan. 

3. The municipality of Calabanga shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Bombon, Quipayo, and Man- 

Siirin, except the barrio of Bagacay in the present municipality of 
an^irin, with the seat of the municipal government at the present 
municipality of Calaban^. 

4. The municipality of Nueva Caceres shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the municipalities of Camaligan and Canaman, 
except the barrios of Talidtid and Fundado in the present munici- 
pality of Canaman, with the seat of the municipal government at the 
present municipality of Nueva Caceres. 

5. The mumcipality of Pili shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the mumcipality of Mabato-bato, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Pili. 

6. The municipality of Magarao shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the Barrios of Talidtid and Fundado in the present 



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municipality of Canaman, with the seat of the municipal government 
at the present municipality of Magarao. 

7. The municipality of Tinambac shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the barrio of Bagacay in the present municipality of 
Manguirin, with the seat of the municipal government at the present 
municipality of Tinambac. 

8. The municipality of Pasacao shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the barrio of Balogo in the present municipality of 
San Fernando, with the seat of the municipal government at the 
present municipality of Pasacao. 

9. The municipality of Baao shall preserve its present boundaries. 

10. The municipality of Bato shall preserve its prasent boundaries. 

11. The municipality of Buhi shall preserve its presiuit boundaries. 

12. The municipality of Bula shall preserve its present boundaries. 

13. The municipality of Capalonga shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

14. The municipality of Caramoan shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

15. The municipality of Gainza shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

16. The municipality of Goa shall preserve its present boundaries. 

17. The municipality of Iriga shall preserve its present boundaries. 

18. The municipality of Labo shall preserve its present boundaries. 

19. The municipality of Lagonoy shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

20. The municipality of Libmanan shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

21. The municipality of Liipi shall preserve its present boundaries. 

22. The municipality of Mambulao shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

23. The municipality of Milaor shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

24. The municipality of Minalabac shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

25. The municipality of Nabua shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

26. The municipality of Pamplona shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

27. The municipality of Paracale shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

28. The municipality of Ragay shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

29. The municipality of Sagnay shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

30. The municipality of San Fernando shall preserve its present 
boundaries, except the barrio of Balogo now in said municipality, 
which, by paragraph eight of this section, is annexed to the munici- 
pality of Pasacao. 

31. The municipality of San Jose shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

32. The municipality of San Vicente shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

33. The municipality of Sipocot shall preserve its pi'esent bound- 
aries. 



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34. The municipality of Siruma shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

35. The municipality of Tigaon shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in the new municipalities created 
in paragraphs one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and thirty 
of section one hereof shall be held in accordance with the rules con- 
tained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by 
Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When the new 
municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have qualified, 
the present organizations in the territory included in the new mimici- 
palities mentioned shall be thei-eby abolished, and all offices held by 
virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so 
that all the present municipal officials therein shall cease to hold office 
as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until 
the officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in section 
one hereof, shall have qualified, the present organization of the exist- 
ing munidpalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 28, 1903. 



[No. 960.] 

Af^ ACT Reducing the forty-three municipaHtlee of the Province of Samar to 

twenty-five. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The forty-three municipalities of the Province of 
Samar shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced 
to twenty-five, as follows: 

1. The municipality of Catbalogan shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipalities of Jiabong and Tarangnan, 
including their barrios and respective adjacent islands, except the 
barrios of Tarangnan known as Bangon, Pagsanhan, San Luis,I^agui, 
and Caloniogan, with the seat of the municipal government at the 
present municipality of Catbalogan. 

2. The municipality of Ganoara shall consit of its present terri- 
tory and that of the barrios of Bangon, Pagsanhan, San Luis, Pagui, 
aiul Caloniogan, now in the municipality of Tarangnan, with the 
st»at of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Gandara. 

l\. The municipality of Paranas shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the nuniicipalities of Motiong and San Sebastian, 
with the seat of the municipal government at the prasent municipal- 
ity of Paranas, under the aenomination of municipality of Wright. 

4. The municipality of Calbayog shall consist or its present terri- 



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tory and that of the municipalities of Santa Rita and Weyler, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Calbayog. 

5. The municipality of San Nino shall perserve its present boun- 
daries. 

6. The municipality of Almagro shall preserve its present boun- 
daries. 

7. The municipality of Oquendo shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

8. The municipality of La Granja shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipality of San Antonio, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of La Granja, 
under the aenomination of municipality of Allen. 

9. The municipality of Capul shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

10. The municipality of Lavezares shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

11. The municipality of Catarman shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipalities of Bobon and Mondragon, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality 
of Catarman. 

12. The municipality of Pambujan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

13. The municipality of Lao-ang shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

14. The municipality of Catubig shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

15. The municipality of Palapag shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

16. The municipality of Oras shall preserve its present boundaries. 

17. The municipality of Tubiff shall consist of its nresent territory 
and that of the municipalities of Paric, Sulat, and ISah Julian, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Tubig, under the denomination of municipality of Taft. 

18. The municipality of Borongan shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

19. The municipaUty of Lanang shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Hemani, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Lanang, under 
the denomination of municipality of Llorente. 

20. The mimicipality of Guiuan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Mercedes and Salcedo, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Guiuan. 

21. The municipality of Balangiga shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that or the municipality of Quinapundan, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of Balan^ga. 

22. The municipality of Basey shall consist of its present territory 
and that part of the present municipality of Santa Rita which is on 
the left bank of the Silanga River, with the seat of the municipal 
government at the present municipality of Basey. 

23. The municipality of Villarreal snail consist of its present terri- 
tory, except that of the barrio of Iquiran, together with that part of 
the present municipality of Santa Rita which is on the right bank of 



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the Silanga River, with the seat of the municipal government at the 
present municipality of Villarreal. 

24. The municipality of Calbiga shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Pinabacdao, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Calbiga. 

25. The municipality of Zumarraga shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory, together with that of the barrio of Iquiran, in the present 
nninicipality of Villarreal, with the seat of the municipal government 
at the present municipality of Zumarraga. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
created in paragraphs one, two, three, four, eight, eleven, seventeen, 
nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, 
and twenty-five of section on^ hereo:^, shall be held in accordance with 
the rules contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thir^, as 
amended by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When 
the new municipal officials shall have been elected, and shall have 
qualified, the present organization of each of the municipalities men- 
tioned in section one oi this Act, except those described in para- 
fraphs numbered five, six, seven, nine, ten, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, 
fteen, sixteen, and eighteen of said section, shall be thereby abol- 
ished, and all offices held by virtue of their present organization shall 
be vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal officials 
shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials shall have taken 
the oath of office. Until the officials elected for the new municipali- 
ties, as described in section one hereof, shall have qualified, the pres- 
ent organization of the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23, 1903. 



[No. 961.] 

AN ACT Reducing the twenty municipalities of the Province of Antique to 

eleven. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that : 

Section 1. The twenty municipalities of the Province of Antique 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be redu(^ to 
eleven, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Pandan shall consist of its present territory 
and that part oi the present municipality of Sebaste to the north of 
an east and west line drawn througn the extreme southern point of 
the " casco de la poblacion " of Sebaste, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Pandan. The super- 
visor-treasurer shall run the line dividing the present municipality 
of Sebaste as herein described, and report his survey to the provincial 
board with all convenient speed. 



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2. The municipality of Ciilasi shall consist of its present territory 
and that part of the present municipality of Sebaste not included in 
the new municipality of Pandan, with the seat of the municipal gov- 
ernment at the present municipality of Culasi. 

3. The municipality of Tibiao shall preserve it present boundaries, 

4. The municipality of Laua-an shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipalities of Barbaza and Guijisan, with the seat 
of the municipal government at the present municipality of Laua-an. 

5. The municipality of Bugasong shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

6. The municipality of Valderrama shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

7. The municipality of Patnongon shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Carit-an and that part of the 
present municipality of San Pedro which lies on the right bank of the 
Sibalom River, with the seat of the municipal government at the pres- 
ent municipality of Patnongon. 

8. The municipality of San Jos6 de Buenavista shall consist of 
its present territory and that of the municipalitv of Antique and that 
part- of the present municipality of San Pedro lying on the left bank 
of the Sibaiom River^ with the seat of the municipal government at 
the present municipality of San Jose de Buenavista. 

9. The municipality of Sibalom shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that or the municipality of Egana, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Sibalom. 

10. The municipality of Dao shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Anini-y, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Dao. 

11. The municipality of San Remigio shall preserve its present 
boimdaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new mimicipalities 
created in para^aphs one, two, four, seven, eight, nine, and ten of 
section one of ftiis Act shall be held in accordance with the rules 
contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty, as amended 
by Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When the new 
municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have qualified, 
the present organizations in the territory embraced in the new munici- 
palities shall De thereby abolished, and all offices held by virtue of 
their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so that all 
the present municipal officials therein shall cease to hold office as 
soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the 
officials elected for the new mimicipalities, as described in section one 
hereof, shall have qualified, the present organization of the existing 
municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 23. 1903. 



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[No. 962.] 

AN ACT Making the provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred and 8ii:|een, 
authorizing the removal of prisoners from the provincial jail of Rizal to 
Bilibid I*rison, applicable to the Province of Cavite. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philipftine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred'and 
sixteen, entitled " An Act authorizing the removal of prisoners from 
the provincial jail of Rizal to Bilibid Prison on account of the 
unhealthfulness and insecurity of the provincial jail of Rizal," are 
hereby made applicable to the Province of Cavite, and the prisoners 
detained in the jail of the Province of Cavite may be removed to 
Bilibid Prison, and thence withdrawn in accordance with the provi- 
sions and conditions of said Act Numbered Five hundred and sixteen. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 24, 1903. 



[No. 963.] 

AN ACJT Providing for a loan of five thousand pesos, Philippines currency, to 

the Province of Zamhales. 

By authority of the United States, he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand 
pesos, Philippines currency, to be loaned to the Province of Zambales, 
and to be expended by the provincial board of that province for the 
general expenses of the provincial government. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated m the first section of this Act shall 
be paid to the supervisor-treasurer of the Province of Zambales upon 
the production by him to the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands of 
a certified copy or a resolution of the provincial boara of the Province 
of Zambales ac(v-pting such loan and agreeing to repay the money, 
without interest, in two equal annual installments, within one and two 
years, respectively, from the date of the acceptance of the loan. 

Sec. 3. Payment of the loan of two thousand five hundred dollars, 
in monev of the United States, heretofore made bv the Insular Gov- 
errunent to the Province of Zambales, is hereby extended so that one- 
half shall become due at the same time as the first installment of the 
loan herein authorized, and the remainder shall be due at the same 
time as the second installment of the loan herein authorized. 

Sec. 4. The public|gi>od requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passa<2:e of th(» same is hereby expoditM in accordance with s<»ction 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 



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in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. ' F F j , 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, October 27, 1903. 



[No. 964.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax \n the Province of 
Zambales for the year nineteen hundred and three until January first nine- 
teen hundred and four, and providing for the refund of penalties already paid. 

By anthority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and three in the Province of 
Zambales, is hereby extended to January first, nineteen hundred and 
four, anything in previous acts to the contrary notwithstanding. All 
penalties heretofore collected for the nonpayment of the land tax in 
such province for the year nineteen hundred and three are hereby re- 
mitted, and the provincial supervisor-treasurer of the province men- 
tioned above is authorized and directed to allow a rebate of the 
amount of such penalty to the taxpayer upon whom the penalty was 
assessed upon payment of his land tax for the year next ensuing. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two oi " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen himdred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 27, 1903. 



[No. 965.] 

AN ACT For the relief of Captain George D. Guyer, Sixteenth United States 

Infantry. 

Whereas Captain George D. Guyer, Sixteenth United States Infan- 
try, while actmg as a disbursing officer for the Government of the 
Philippine Islands, was accountable for the sum of two thousand 
five hundred and forty-three dollars and forty-seven cents, United 
States currency, which sum was stolen at Ila^an, Province of Isabela, 
on June twenty-first, nineteen hundred, and it appears from the evi- 
dence in the case that the loss occurred without fault on the part of 
said Captain Guyer : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of rule twenty-eight of Act 
Numbered Ninety, the Auditor for the Philippine Islands is hereby 
authorized to credit the account of Captain (jeorge D. Guyer, Six- 
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dred and forty-three dollars and forty-seven cents, United States 
currency, on account of said loss by theft. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the saihe is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 27, 1903. 



£No. 966.] 

AN ACT Amending sections six and seven of Act Numbered Three hundred 

and fifty-five. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Sections six and seven of Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and fifty-five, entitled "An Act to constitute the Customs Service 
of the Philippine Archipelago and to provide for the administration 
thereof," are hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 6. In the oflSce of the Insular Collector, the Civil Governor, 
with the advice and consent of the Commission, shall appoint three 
staff officers who shall be respectively known as the ' Deputy Col- 
lector of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' the ' Special fJeputy 
Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' and the ' Surveyor 
of Customs for the Philippine Islands,' who, for the sake of brevity 
in this Act, are respectively designated as Insular Deputy Collector, 
Insular Special Deputy Collector, and Insular Surveyor, who shall 
be entitlea to receive an annual salary of four thousand dollars each, 
payable monthly. 

^ Sec. 7. The Insular Deputy Collector shall assist the Insular Col- 
lector in the performance of his duties in all matters pertaining to 
the collection of the customs revenue throughout the Islands, and such 
other matters as said Collector shall direct. 

"The Insular Special Deputy Collector shall assist the Insular 
Collector in all matters througnout the Islands connected with the 
customs revenue, the immigration and navigation laws, and such 
other matters as said Collector shall direct. 

" The Insular Surveyor shall assist the Insular Collector in the 
performance of his duties throughout the Islands in such matters as 
are not directly connected with the customs revenue and such other 
matters as said Collector shall direct. 

" In the case of the illness, absence, or incapacity of the Insular Col- 
lector, the Insular Deputy Collector shall act in his place and stead 
unless and until the Secretary of Finance and Justice shall otherwise 
direct under the provisions of section one of Act Numbered Four hun- 
dred and eight. 

" The Insular Collector shall have general authority throughout 
the Philippine Islands in all matters embraced within the jurisdic- 
tion of the Customs Service." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 



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section two of "An Act prescribiii*^ the oider of 2)roce(liire by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its 2)assage. 

Enacted, October 28, 1903. 



[No. 967.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the supply store of the Philippines Constabulary to sell 
supplies to officers of the insular and provincial governments and to public 
Institutions when requiring the same for official use. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The supply store of the Philippines Constabulary and 
its branches are hereby authorized and directed to sell, in the manner 
prescribed in Acts Numbered Two hundred and forty- two and Seven 
hundred and eight-nine, such food supplies and other articles as they 
may be authorized to keep in stock to all officers of the Insular Gov- 
ernment or of the provincial governments requiring the same for 
official use, and for the purchase of which said officers or public insti- 
tutions may have available appropriations. 

Sec. 2. AH supplies comprehended by this Act in the hands of the 
Insular Purchasing Agent December first, nineteen hundred and 
three, shall be sold at cost price to the commissary of the Philippines 
Constabtilary, and all requisitions for such supplies received by the 
Insular Purchasing Agent after December first, nineteen hundred and 
three, shall be forwarded by him to the commissary of the Philip- 
pines Constabulary, and all officers and institutions which have here- 
tofore purchasing such food supplies through the Insular Purchasing 
Agent shall purchase the same thereafter through the supply store ot 
the Philippines Constabulary in Manila, or its branches in the 
provinces, which shall make a surcharge of ten per centum to cover 
cost of transportation. Such supplies purchased by officers and 
institutions for use in the city of Manila shall be delivered by the 
supply store free of cost. In all other cases the supplies shall be 
delivered by the commissary of Constabulary at the nearest port or 
railway station in like manner as provided for supplies purclinsed 
from the Insular Purchasing Agent under the provisions of Act Num- 
bered Nine hundred and nine. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 31, 1903. 



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[No. 968.] 

AN ACT Repealing Acts numbered Three hundred and seventy and Three hun- 
dred and ninety-nine relative to the reduction of the number of municipalities 
in the Province of Bohol, and reducing the thirty-five existing municipalities In 
said province to thirty-two. 

By authority of the TJrdted States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Oommissiony that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Three hundred and seventy, entitled 
" An Act reducing the thirty-three existing municipalities in the 
Province of Bohol to fifteen," and Act Numbered Three hundred and 
ninety-nine, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered Three 
hundred and seventy, entitled ' An Act reducing the thirty-three 
existing municipalities in the Province of Bohol to fifteen,' ''^^ which 
have not yet become operative by reason of the failure of the pro- 
vincial governor to act thereunder, are hereby repealed; and the 
thirty-five existing municipalities ot the Province of Bohol shall, in 
accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to thirty-two, 
as follows : 

1. The municipality of Ubay shall consist of its present territory 
with the exception ox its barrio of Cabulao, and of that part of the 
present municipality of Ipil which lies on the right bank of the Ipil 
Kiver, with the seat of the municipal government at the present 
municipality of Ubay. 

2. The municipality of Talibon shall consist of its present territory 
and that part ox the present municipality of Ipil lying on the left 
bank of the Ipil River, with the seat of the municipal government at 
the present municipality of Talibon. 

3. The municipality of Balilijan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and of that part of the present municipality of Catigbian which 
lies on the west bank of the Agutay River, with the seat of the munic- 
ipal government at the present municipality of Balilijan. 

4. The municipality of Antequera shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and of that part of the present municipality of Catigbian lying 
east of Hie River Agutay, with the scat of the municipal government 
at the present municipality of Antequera. 

5. The municipality of Jlabini shall consist of the territory of the 
present municipality of Batuanan, the barrio of Cabulao in the pres- 
ent municipality of Ubay, and the barrio of Libas in the present 
municipality of Candijay, with the seat of the municipal government 
at the present barrio of Libas. 

G. The municipality of Dimiao shall consist of its present territory 
and of that part of the present municipality of Lila west of a north 
and south dividing line which shall run immediately west of the casco 
de la poblacion of the municipality of Lila, with the so^t of the 
municipal governniont at the present municipality of Dimiao: Pro- 
vided^ That such line dividing the municipality of Lila shall be 
immediately nm by the supervisor-treasurer of the province, and his 
survey as reported to the provincial board shall be a final settlement 
of the proper division. 

7. The municipality of Loay shall consist of its present territory 
and of that part of the present municipality of Lila east of the line 
described in the previous para^aph, with the seat of the municipal- 
government at the present numicipality of Loay. 



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8. The municipality of Candijay shall consist of its present terri- 
tory except the barrio of Libas, and of that of the barrio of Tugas, in 
the present municipality of Guindulman, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Candijay. 

9. The municipality of Batuan shall consist of the territory of the 
barrio of Batuan in the present municipality of Bilar, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present barrio of Batuan. 

10. The municipality of Guindulman shall consist of its present 
territory less that of the barrio of Tugas, with the seat of the mimici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Guindulman. 

11. The municipality of Bilar shall consist of its present territory 
excepting the barrio of Batuan, with the seat of the municipal goy- 
ernment at the present municipality of Bilar. 

12. The mumcipaUties of Tagbflaran, Dauis, Panglao, Baclay6n, 
Corella, Alburqurque, Valencia, Garcia Hernandez, Jagna, Duero, 
Anda, Sierra-Bullones, Carmen, Sevilla, Cortes, Maribojoc, Loon, 
Calape, Tubigon, Inabanga, Jetafe, and Loboc shall consist of their 
present territories, with the seat of the municipal government, in 
each instance, where it now is. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
described in the first eleven paragraphs of section one hereof shall 
be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Numbered 
Seven hundred and thirty, as amended by Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and twenty-eiffht. When the new municipal officials shall have 
been elected and ^all have qualified^ the present organization of 
each of the municipalities mentioned in the first eleven paragraphs 
of section one of this Act shall be thereby abolished ana all offices 
held by virtue of their present organizations shall be vacant and 
abolished, so that all the present mimicipal officials shall cease to hold 
office as soon as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. 
Until the officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in 
section one hereof j shall have qualified, the present organization of 
the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, October 31, 1903. 



[No. 969.] 

AN ACfT Authorizing the payment of extra compensation to clerks and em- 
ployees of the insular government and of the city of Manila for temi^orary 
overtime service with the Exposition Board. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. The Exposition Board for the Louisiana Purchase Ex- 
position is hereby authorized to employ for overtime service such 
number of employees of the Insuhir (Jovernmcut and of the city of 
Manila as may be necessary to complete its work in the city of Manila 

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24 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

by December first, nineteen hundred and three; and is hereby further 
authorized to pay for such overtime service such sums per hour as 
may be deemea reasonable and proper by the said Boara, said pay- 
ments to be made from its available appropriations, the provisions of 
Act Numbered One hundred and forty-eight to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

Sec. 2, The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 2, 1903. 



[No. 970.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of three million dollars, in United States cor- 
rency, from the gold-staudnrd fund created by Act Numbered Nine hundred 
and thirty -eight for the purpose of defraying the expenses contemplated by 
section one of said Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of the gold-standard 
fund created by Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirtv-eiffht, the 
sum of three million dollars, in United States currency, for ttie pay- 
ment of the expenses of the Insular Government properly chargeable 
to said gold-standard fund under the provisions or section one of 
said Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-eight, exclusive of the 
principal and interest of the certificates of indebtedness issued under 
the authority of section six of the Act of Congress of March second, 
nineteen hundred and three, entitled "An Act to establish a standard 
of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Philippine 
Islands." 

Sec. 2. The appropriation made by this Act shall be treated as a 
continuing fund reimi)ursable, within the limit of the said sum herein 
appropriated, from the coinage authorized by said Act of Congress 
of Mai'ch second, nineteen hundred and three, and all expenditures 
heretofore made from other aj)proj)riations, which are specificallv 
enumerated in section one of said Act Numbered Nine hundred an3 
thirty-eight, are hereby made proper charges against the appropria- 
tion made by this Act, without regard to the fiscal year tor which 
incurred, for the credit of the appropriations from which originall^r 
nuule, and the Auditor is hereby authorized to adjust the various 
appr()i)riations accordingly. For this purpose and to this extent this 
Act is made retroactive. 

Skc. 3. Any balances or continuing credits in any appropriation 
previously made for the purchase of Dullion or for the purchase -of 
metal for minor coinage are hereby canceled, and the Auditor is 
(lirectcMJ to transfer any such amounts from appropriated to unap- 
proprialetl moneys in the Treasury. 

Skc. 4, The public good re<|uiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passa^<» of the same is herel)v expedited in accordancxi with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 



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sioii in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth^ nine- 
teen hundred. 
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 2, 1903. 



[Na 971.] 

AN ACT To amend sectloii four of Act Numbered Fonr hundred and fifty-three, 
authorizing the publication by the Insular Government of an Official Gazette, 
as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty-four, by providing for a 
further distribution of free copies thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered Four himdred and fifty- 
three, authorizing the publication by the Insular Government of an 
Official Gazette, as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred and 
sixty-four, is hereby further amended by adding at the end of the 
phrase in said section, " The Civil Governor, the Secretaries of the 
several Executive Departments, the members of the Philippine Com- 
mission, the justices of the Supreme Court, the judges of the Court of 
Customs Appeals, the Courts of First Instance, and the Court of 
Land Registration, the justices of the peace, the Executive Secretary, 
and the heads of the various Bureaus and Offices imder the Insular 
Government," the words " and such other officers in said Bureaus and 
Offices as may be designated by the Civil Governor or the Secretary of 
the Executive Department under which the particular Bureau or 
Office is established," malrinff said phrase read as follows : " The Civil 
Governor, the Secretaries of the several Executive Departments, the 
members of the Philippine Commission, the justices oi the Supreme 
Court, the judges of tne Court of Customs Appeals, the Courts of 
First Instance, and the Court of Land Registration, the justices of the 
peace, the Executive Secretary, and the heads of the various Bureaus 
and Offices under the Insular Government, and such other officers in 
said Bureaus and Offices as may be designated by the Civil Grovemor 
or the Secretary of the Executive Department under which the par- 
ticular Bureau or Office is established. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 2, 1903. 



[No. 972.] 

AN AOT Providing for a loan of six thousand pesos, Philippines currency, to the 

Province of Paragua. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of six thousand 



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pesos, Philippines currency, to be loaned to the Province of Paragua 
and to he expended by the provincial board of that province for the 
general purposes of the provincial government in accordance with the 
provisions of Act Numoered Four hundred and twenty-two, organiz- 
ing the Province of Paragua. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in the first section of this Act 
shall be paid to the secretary- treasurer of the Province of Paragua 
upon the production by him to the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands of a certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board 
of the Province of Parana accepting such loan and agreeing to 
repay the money, without interest, on or before the first day of Janu- 
ary, nineteen hundred and five. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty* 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 



[No. 973.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the return to the Moro Province, organized under Act 
Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-seven, of .the internal-revenue collec- 
tions made between tlie first day of .January, nineteen hundred and one, and 
guch time as the treasurer of said province shall have taken charge of the col- 
lections of internal revenue in tlie province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is h(Tebv appropriated, out of an}^ funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum sufficient to 
return to the Moro Province, organized under Act Numbered Seven 
hundred and eighty-seven, all the internal-revenue collections made 
between the first day of January, nineteen hundred and one, and 
such time as the treasurer of said province shall have taken charge 
of the collections of internal revenue in the province. The warrant 
for the same shall be drawn upon the application of the provincial 
treasurer in the amount certified to be correct by the Auditor for the 
Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speed v enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1003. 



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[No. 974.] 

AN ACT To amend section six of Act Numbered Two hundred and forty-two, 
entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered One hundred and seventy-five and 
establishing a supply store for the benefit of civil servants of the insular and 
provincial governments stationed outside the city of Manila," by providing 
for a reduction in the cost of supplies as sold to authorized purchasers, and 
fixing certain limitations relative to the transportation of such supplies. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section six of Act Numbered Two hundred and forty- 
two, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered One hundred and 
seventy-five and establishing a supply store for the benefit of civil 
servants of the insular and provincial governments stationed outside 
the city of Manila," is hereby amended' by striking out the words 
" twenty per cent " in the fourth line of said section and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words " ten per cent ; " and bv adding at the end of 
said section the following: "The additional charge ox ten per cent 
herein provided shall not be construed to cover the cost of handling 
and transportation beyond the several branch supply stores estab- 
lished by the Chief Constabulary under the provisions of action 
three of this Act: Provided^ however^ That in case purchases are 
made for the use of detachments of Constabulary stationed at points 
remote from the several branch supply stores, the cost of delivery 
from the branch supply store to the station of the detachment shall 
be chargeable to the current appropriation for ' Transportation, Phil- 
lippines Constabulary.' " 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be retroactive so as to include the sale of 
all stores purchased since November thirteenth, nineteen hundred 
and one. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. i 



[No. 975.] 

AN ACT Providing for the relief of persons who have paid, In the dty of Manila, 
taxes upon land for the years nineteen hundred and one and nineteen hundred 
and two upon an excessive assessment 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. In all cases in which land assessed for taxation in the 
city of Manila for the years nineteen hundred and one and nineteen 
hundred and two was assessed at more than fifty per centum above 
the assessment of the succeeding year, as revised by the board of tax 
revision appointed under Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty- 
one, entitled "An Act to provide for the revision of the assessment 
upon real estate in the city of Manila," the Municipal Board of the 
city of Manila is hereby authorized and required to reduce the assess- 
ment for the years nineteen hundred and one and nineteen hundred 



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and two to the amount fixed by the board of tax revision for the same 
land for the year nineteen hundred and three, and the city tax assessor 
and collector shall comply with the order of the Municipal Board by 
making the reduction upon the records of the -city of Manila. 

Sec. 2. In all cases in which the money has been paid upon the 
excessive assessment as described in section one, either for one or two 
years, the city tax assessor and collector shall allow the amount of 
such excess payment to be applied upon the taxes due for nineteen 
hundred and three, or some subsequent year. 

Sec. 3. In case the tax has not been paid on the excessive assessment, 
then the taxpayer or person from whom tax is due shall be allowed to 
pay the tax on the reduced assessment without penalty at any time 
within two months after the passage of this Act; and all proceedings 
for the sale of land because of a delinquency of payment on the excess- 
ive assessment as defined in section one shall be discontinued and hdid 
for naught, and the title to the land shall remain in the delinquent 
taxpayer, subject only to the lien for taxes on the assessment as 
reduced in accordance with section one hereof : Provided^ That if the 
amount of taxes due on the reduced assessment is not paid within the 
said two months, the same procedure shall be followed in their collec- 
tion as in other cases of delinquent taxes. 

Sec. 4. In cases of excessive taxation described in section one hereof 
in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for failure 
to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer, upon redeeming his land, shall 
be entitled to a credit, for use in payment of future taxes, for the 
amount expended by him over and above the tax without penalty at 
the reduced assessment. In case the land shall have been purchased 
by the Government, the proceeding^ shall be by the Municipal Board 
declared null and void, and the title shall revert to the aelinqueilt 
taxpayer on payment of the amount due on the assessment, as reciuced 
in accordance with the terms of section one of this Act, within two 
months from the passage of this Act. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "iVn Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. C. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

. Enacted, November 3, 1903. 



[No. 976.] 

AN ACT Amending paraprnph soven of Si'c-tion one of Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and thirty, entitltnl "An Act rtMiucing the seventtMMi uiunicipaUtieB of 
the Province of Tarlac to nine." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by th^ Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph seven of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and thirty, entitled "An Act reducing the seventeen munici- 
palities of the Province of Tarlac to nine," is hereby amended so as 
to read as follows : 

"7. The municipality of Pura shnll consist of its present terri- 



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tory and that of the municipality of Gerona, with the seat of the 
municipal government at tlie present municipality of Gerona." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 

[No. 977.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-eight, entitled "An 
Act reducing the twenty-two municipalities of the I*rovinee of Batangns to 
sixteen, and repealing Act Numbered Seven hundred and eight, entitled *An 
Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the Province of Batangas to 
five,' " by reducing the twenty-two municipalities of said province to fifteen. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-eight, entitled 
"An Act reducing the twenty-two municipalities of the Province of 
Batangas to sixteen, and repealing Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eight, entitled 'An Act reducing thirteen of the municipalities in the 
Province of Batangas to five,' " is hereby amended as follows : 

(a) By striking out paragraphs ten and thirteen of the first section 
of said Act and by inserting in lieu of said paragraph ten the follow- 
ing: 

" 10. The municipality of Nasugbu shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipality of Lian, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the prasent municipalitv of Nasugbu." 

(&) By changing the numbering of paragraphs fourteen, fifteen, 
and sixteen of section one of said Act to read thirteen, fourteen, and 
fifteen, respectively. 

Sec. 2. Section two of said Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty- 
eight is hereby amended by striking out of the second and eighth lines 
of said section the word " and " before the word " five " and oy insert- 
ing after the word " five " in both instances the words " and ten." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 
# Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 

[No. 978.] 

AN ACT To correct an error In the quotation of the title of the Act of Ck)n- 
gress approved March second, nineteen hundred and three, in Acts Num- 
bered Six hundred and ninety-six, Seven hundred and ninety-two, Seven 
hundred and ninety-six, and Eight hundred and twenty-two. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 
Section 1. The titles and text of Acts Numbered Six hundred 



30 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 0OMMI88ION. 

and ninety-six and seven hundred and ninety-two, passed for the pur- 
pose of authorizing the issue of certificates of indebtedness ana for 
other purposes, ana the texts of Acts Numbered Seven hundred and 
ninety-six and Eight hundred and twenty-two, makmg anpropria- 
tions for the purchase of silver bullion for the coinage of I^hilippine 
silver pesos and for other purposes, in which the title of an Act of 
Congress approved March second, nineteen hundred and three, au- 
thorizing in section six thereof the issue of such certificates of indebt- 
edness and in section nine thereof the making of such appropriations, 
is incorrectly Quoted, are hereby corrected so that the description oi 
said Act shall be in accordance with the lan^iage used in its title, to 
wit, "An Act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a 
coinage system in the Philippine Islands." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 



[No. 979.T 

AN AOT To amend Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-six, knowxr as ** Hie 

public land act." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-six, known as 
" The Public Land Act," is herebv amended by striking out of the 
title thereof the following words : " and providing for the determina- 
tion by the Philippines (S)urt of Land Reffistration of all proceedings 
for completion of imperfect titles and lor the cancellation or con- 
firmation of Spanish concessions and ^ants in said Islands, as 
authorized by sections thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixty-two of the 
Act of Congress," and inserting in lieu thereof the following words: 
" and providing for a hearing and decision by the Court of Land Kc^- 
istration of all applications tor the completion and confirmation of fOl 
imperfect and incomplete Spanish concessions and ^ants in said 
Islands, as authorized by sections thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen of tiie 
Act of Congress." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this biD, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the oraer of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 



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[No. 980.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of one thousand and seven pesos and slxty-flve 
centavos, Philippines currency, to pay the salary of W. E. Puliiam, Special 
Deputy CJollector of Customs for the Philippine Islands, from September 
eleventh to October nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, and traveling 
expenses incurred by him while en route from San Francisco to Manila 
l>etween September eleventh and October nineteenth. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippines currency, are 
hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriatSed : 

For the payment of salary of W. E. PuUiam, Special Deputy Col- 
lector of Customs for the Philippine Islands, from September elev- 
enth to October nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, inclusive, at 
four thousand dollars. United States currency, per annum, eight hun- 
dred and sixty-six pesos and sixty-seven centavos, Philippines cur- 
rency. 

For reimbursement to W. E. Pulliam of traveling expenses in- 
curred while en route from San Francisco to Manila, between Sep- 
tember eleventh and October nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, 
one hundred and forty pesos and ninety-eight centavos, Philippines 
currency. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 3, 1903. 



[No. 981.] 

AN ACT Appropriating six hundred and seventy-13ve thousand dollars, Mexican 
currency, to purchase the Oriente Hotel property in the city of Manila for 
insular purposes, and two thousand five hundred pesos, Philippines currency, 
to pay insurance premium and incidental expenses of purchase. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of six hundred and seventy-five thousand dol- 
lars, Mexican currency, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the purchase 

f)rice of the Oriente Hotel property, which the Commission by reso- 
ution of September eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, has con- 
tracted to buy from the owners thereof. 

Sec. 2. Whereas the contract was conditioned on the report of the 
Solicitor-General that the owner of the hotel property and the vendor, 
the Oriente Hotel Company, should have a good title to the prop- 
erty, and whereas the Solicitor-General has certified that the Oriente 
Hotel Company has a good and marketable title to the property con- 
tracted for : 

Now, therefore, on the requisition of the Civil Governor, a warrant 



32 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

shall issue in favor of the Oriente Hotel Company for six hundred 
and seventv-five tliousand dollars, Mexican currency, upon the deliv- 
ery to the Civil Governor of a conveyance certifiea to be in pi'oper 
form and properly executed by the Solicitor-General. 

Sec. 3. The Civil Governor is hereby authorized to make a oontract 
for the insurance against fire and other destruction for one year of 
the buildings of the property herein authorized to be purchased, and 
the sum of two thousana five hundred pesos, Philippines currency, is 
hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, to be used in paying the premium for said 
insurance and any incidental expenses of the purchase. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 1903. 



[No. 982.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-three, entitled "An 
Act reducing the twenty-three municipalities of the Province of Pampanga 
to seventeen." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commision, that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-three, entitled 
"An Act reducing the twenty-three municipalities of the Province of 
Pampanga to seventeen," is hereby amended as follows: 

(a) By striking out of the title the word " seventeen " and sub- 
stituting therefor the word " sixteen " so as to make said title read as 
follows: "An Act reducing the twenty-three municipalities of the 
Province of Pampanga to sixteen." 

(6) By amending paragraph three of section one so as to read as 
follows : 

" 3. The municipality of Guagua shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of tne municipalities of Betis and Sexnioan^ with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present mimicipality of 
Guagua." 

(c) By striking out all of paragraph sixteen of section one. 

(d) By striking out the number '* seventeen " in paragraph seven- 
teen of section one and substituting therefor the number '^sixteen." 

(e) By striking out the words " sixteen and seventeen '' in the 
eighth and ninth lines of section two, and substituting therefor the 
words " and sixteen." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 190:3. 



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[No. 983.] 

AN ACT Amending paragraph six of section one of Act Numbered Nine hundred 
and forty-four, entitled " An Act reducing the thirty-three municipalities of 
the Province of Gagayan to t\i'enty-two." 

By ofuthority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph six of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and forty- four, entitled " An Act reducing the thirty-three 
municipalities of the province of Cagayan to twenty-two," is hereby 
amended by inserting, after the words ^* barrios of " in the third line 
of said paragraph, the word " Buguey." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 1903. 



[No. 984.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-two, entitled "An 
Act reducing the thirty-two municipalities of the Province of Rizal to fifteen,'? 
by reducing the thirty-two municipalities of said province to sixteen. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section ^one of Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty- 
two, entitled "An Act reducing the thirty-two municipalities of the 
Province of Rizal to fifteen," is hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By making paragraphs eleven and thirteen of said section, 
respectively, read as follows : 

"11. The municipality of Taytay shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Cainta, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Taytay." 

" 13. The municipality of Morong shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Baras and Cardona^ with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Morong." 

ih) Dj adding at the close of said section a new paragraph, as 
ows: 

" 16. The municipality of Binangonan shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the municipality of Angono, with the seat of 
the municipal government at the present municipality of Binan- 
gonan." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 6, 1903. 



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[No. 985.] 

AN ACT Authorizing payments from the insular treasury to medical officers or 
contract surgeons of the Uniteil States Army for medical services rendered to 
members of the Philippines Constabulary when medical attendance' otherwise 
authorized by law is not available. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the PkUippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction 
of the chief of the Philippines Constabulary, or of an assistant chief 
of the Philippines Constaoulary in charge of an established district, 
that an officer or enlisted man of the Philippines Constabulary is suf- 
fering from illness or injury incurred in line of duty and that there 
is not within reach or available a medical officer required by law to 
render medical or surgical attendance to such officer or enlisted man, 
as provided by law, the Chief of the Philippines Constabulary, or an 
assistant chief of the Philippines Constaoulary, as herein defined, 
may specially authorize the employment of an available medical offi- 
cer or contract surgeon of the United States Army to render such 
medical attendance as may be required, and pay therefor in accord- 
flnce with the prescribed' schedule of fees for medical services in the 
Philippines Constabulary. 

Sec. 2. In any case in which an officer or enlisted man of the Phil- 
ippines Constabulary entitled to medical treatment is received at a 
military hospital under the control of the United States military 
authorities, the regular schedule of fees for subsistence and attendance 
at such hospital shall be paid and no more, and in such cases payment 
shall be made on proper vouchers by the paymaster of the Philipj)ines 
Constabulary to the chief surgeon of the Division of the Philippines, 
and not as a personal fee to any officer in charge of such military 
hospital. 

Sec. 3. The appropriations for medical attendance of the Philip- 
pines Constabulary are hereby made available for payment for med- 
ical attendance as herein provided, subject to the conditions prescribed 
for such attendance in Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, that 
officers shall be entitled only to reimbursement for hospital charges 
incurred by them by reason of injury or disability received in line of 
duty. 

Sec. 4. In all cases in which suspensions have been made by the 
Auditor for the Philippine Islands on account of payments made by 
disbursing officers for the Philippines Constabulary to medical ofla- 
cers or contract surgeons of the United States Army for medical serv- 
ices rendered to members of the l^hilippines Constabulary, and such 
payments have not been refunded, the Auditor is hereby authorized 
to credit the accounts of such disbursing officers with tlie amounts so 
suspended, and the apj)ropriations agamst which the same were at 
the time charged are hereby made available for such payments, and 
for this purpose and to this extent this Act is made retroactive. 

Sec. 5. In cases in which payments have been made by provincnal 
ti(»asurers, upon the orders of the provincial boards, to officers of the 
United States Army or to medical officers receiving salaries from the 
Insular Government but whose duties did not require them to render 
such service, for medical attendance upon provincial prisoners, the 



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Auditor is hereby authorized to allow credit in the accounts of such 
provincial treasurers for such pajments when it shall be shown to 
his satisfaction that there was available no medical officer required by 
law to perform such medical service, the provisions of Act Numbered 
One hundred and forty-eight to the contrary notwithstanding: Pro- 
vided^ That such payments are reasonable, and a certificate of the 
Commissioner of Public Health that the fees charged in any case are 
reasonable may be accepted by the Auditor as final. The president 
of a provincial board of health or of a municipal board of healtii 
may be required to render, without charge, to any officer or enlisted 
man of the Philippines Constabulary, or to a provincial prisoner, 
such medical service as may be needed in any case, upon notice by the 
office* in immediate command of such Constabulary officer or enlisted 
man or by the governor of the province, as the case may be, of the 
necessity for such service; or to any indigent person when directed to 
render such service by the provincial governor or by a municipal 
president, as the case may be: Provided, That in no case shall the 
president of a provincial board of health or the president of a 
municipal board of health be paid for medical services rendered to 
any person authorized by law to receive medical attendance at the 
expense of the Insular Government or at the expense of a province. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 7, 1903. 



[No. 986.] 

AN ACT To ampnd Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-four, entitled "An Act 
reducing the forty-nine municipalities of the Province of Leyte to thirty- 
three." 

By authority of the United States, he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that : 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and fifty-four, entitled 
"An Act reducing the ^orty-nine municipalities of the Province of 
Leyte to thirty-three," is hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By striking out of the title and of the first and third lines of 
section one the words " forty-nine " and " thirty-three " and inserting 
in lieu thereof the words " fifty-one " and " thirty-four," respectively. 

(&) By inserting after paragraph numbered fourteen and before 
paragraph numbered fifteen of section one of said Act a new para- 
graph, numbered fifteen, as follows : 

" 15. The municipality of Hinunanga shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the present municipality of Hinundayan, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Hinunanga." 

(<?) By striking out the number " fifteen " in the last paragraph of 
said section one and inserting m lieu thereof the number " sixteen." 



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[No. 985.] 

AN ACT Authorizing payments from the insular treasury to medical officers or 
contract surgeons of the Unile<l States Army for medical services rendered to 
members of the Philippines Constabulary when medical attendance otherwise 
authorized by law is not available. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ thnt : 

Section 1. Whenever it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction 
of the chief of the Philippines Constabulary, or of an assistant chief 
of the Philippines ConstaJbulary in charge of an established district, 
that an officer or enlisted man of the Philippines Constabulary is suf- 
fering from illness or injury incurred in line of duty and that there 
is not within reach or available a medical officer required by law to 
render medical or surgical attendance to such officer or enlisted man, 
as provided by law, the Chief of the Philippines Constabulary, or an 
assistant chief of the Philippines Constaoulary, as herein defined, 
may specially authorize the employment of an available medical offi- 
cer or contract surgeon of the United States Army to render such 
medical attendance as may be required, and pay therefor in accord- 
once with the prescribed' schedule of fees for medical services in the 
Philippines Constabulary. 

Sec. 2. In any case in which an officer or enlisted man of the Phil- 
ippines Constabulary entitled to medical treatment is received at a 
military hospital under the control of the United States military 
authorities, the regular schedule of fees for subsistence and attendance 
at such hospital shall be paid and no more, and in such cases payment 
shall be made on proper vouchers by the paymaster of the Philippines 
Constabulary to the chief surgeon of the Division of the Philippines, 
and not as a personal fee to any officer in charge of such military 
hospital. 

Sec. 3.. The appropriations for medical attendance of the Philip- 
pines Constabulary are hereby made available for payment for med- 
ical attendance as herein provided, subject to the conditions prescribed 
for such attendance in Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, that 
officers shall be entitled only to reimbursement for hospital charges 
incurred by them by reason of injury or disability received in line of 
duty. 

Sec. 4. In all cases in which suspensions have been made by the 
Auditor for the Philippine Islands on account of payments made W 
disbursing officers for the Philippines Constabulary to medical offi- 
cers or contract surgeons of the United States Army for medical serv- 
ices rendered to members of the Philippines Constabulary, and such 
payments have not been refunded, the Auditor is hereby authorized 
to credit the accounts of such disbursing officers with the amounts so 
suspended, and the appropriations against which the same were at 
the time charged are hereby made available for such payments, and 
for this purpose and to this extent this Act is made retroactive. 

Sec. 5. In cases in which payments have been made by provincial 
treasurers, upon the orders of the provincial boards, to officers of the 
United Stat^ Army or to medical officers receiving salaries from the 
Insular Government but whose duties did not require them to render 
such service, for medical attendance upon provincial prisoners, the 



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thousand pesos, Philippines currency, to be loaned to the Province 
of La Union, and to be expended by the provincial board of that 
province for the general expenses of the provincial government 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in the first section of this Act 
shall be paid to the treasurer of the Province of La Union upon the 
production by him to the Treasurer of the Philippine Islanas of a 
certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board of the Province 
of La Union accepting such loan. The money shall be repaid, with- 
out interest, on or before Januarjr first, nineteen hundred and five. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 9, 1903. 



[No. 989.] 

AN ACT AmendiDg section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and two by 
extending the time for completing the registration of Chinese in the Philip- 
pine Islands. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whereas it was impossible to complete the registration 
of all Chinese persons in the Phihppine Islands within the six months 
ending October twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and three, in accord- 
ance with section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and two, 
the time for such registration is, pursuant to authority granted by 
section four of the Act of Congress approved April twenty-ninth, 
jiineteen hundred and two, hereby extended for a period of two 
months to date from October twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and 
three. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 9, 1903. 



[No. 990.] 

AN ACT Empowering the provincial board of the Province of Surigao to make 
appropriation for accrued leave of absence earned by Luther S. Kelly, late 
provincial treasurer of said province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whereas Luther S. Kelly, late provincial treasurer of 
the Province of Surigao, is entitled to leave of absence expiring Janu- 



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ary twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and four, the provincial 6oard 
of the Province of Surigao is hereby authorized and empowered to 
appropriate the sum of four hundred and sixty-six dollars and thirty- 
mne cents, in money of the United States, to Luther S. Kelly, late 
provincial treasurer of said province, in payment for accrued leave 
of absence due him, such leave being that to which he is entitled un- 
der the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty, as amended, and liie 
computation for the appropriation being upon the basis of leave 
commencing November fifteenth, nineteen himdred and three, at a 
compensation of tw« thousand three hundred dollars per annum. The 
provincial treasurer of said province is authorized^ and directed to 
make payment in accordance with law to said Kelly of such amount, 
pursuant to appropriation duly made. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 11, 1903. 



[No. 991.] 

AN ACT Fixing the salary of the examiner of titles for the Eleventh Judicial 
District, to be appointed under the land registration act 

By autJwrity of the United States^ he it enacted by tJie Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Pursuant to the provisions of section thirteen of the 
Land Registration Act, the salary of the examiner of titles for the 
Eleventh Judicial District is hereby fixed at two thousand four hun- 
dred pesos, Philippines currency, per annum. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 11, 1903. 



[No. 992.] 

AN ACT Providing that In cases of new municipalities formed by legislation of 
the Commission the Civil (ioveruor, on the recommendation of the proyindal 
board, shall designate the i)ei*sons who shall perform the duties of juatiee of 
the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace therein. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. It is hereby made the duty of the Civil Governor to 
designate, upon the recommendation of the provincial board, the per- 
sons who shall perform respectively the duties of justice of the peace 



LAWS OF imiTBD 8TATK8 PHILIPPIKE OOMIOSSION. 89 

and auxiliary justice of the peace in each new municipality that has 
been formed or shall hereafter be formed by le^slation of the Com- 
mission, and the persons so designated by the Civil Governor ^all be 
the lawful justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace in 
each of such municipalities after such designation; and all otiier jus- 
tices of the peace and auxiliary justices of the peace within the t€»*ri- 
tory f ormea into the new municipality shall thereafter cease to have 
further authority and i>ower as justices of the peace or auxiliary jus- 
tices of the peace. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,^' passed September twenty-sixth| nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 11, 1903. 



. [No. 993.] 

AN ACT Reducing the seventeen municipalities of the Province of Masbate to 

thirteen. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com7nisison^ that: 

Section 1. The seventeen municipalities of the Province of Mas- 
bate shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced 
to thirteen, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Masbate shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Magdalena, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Masbate. 

2. The municipality of MilaCTOs shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Malbug, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Milages. 

3. The municipality of Aroroy shall consist of the territory com- 
prised in the present municipalities of San Agustin and Baleno, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present barrio of Aroroy 
in the municipality of San Agustin. 

4. The mumcipality of San l^ascual shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipality of Claveria^ with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of San Pascual. 

5. The municipality of Dimas-Alang shall consist of the territory 
of the present municipality of Palanas, with the seat of the municipd 

fovernment at the barrio of Naro in the present municipality of 
^alanas. 

6. The municipalities of Mobo, Uson, Cataingan, Placer, Pulan- 
duta, Mandaon, San Jacinto, and San Fernando shall preserve their 
present boundaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
created in paragraphs one, two, three, and four of section one of this 
Act shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act Num- 
bered Seven hundred and thirty as amended by Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and twenty-eight. When the new municipal officials shall 
have been elected and shall have qualified, the present organizations in 

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40 LAWS OF UNITBD STATES PHILIPPINB OOMHISSION. 

tho territory embraced in the new municipalities shall be thereby abol- 
i^ed and all offices held by virtue of their present organization shall 
be vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal officiaJs 
therein shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials shall have 
taken the oath of office. Until the officials elected for the new munici- 
palities, as described in section one hereof, shall have qualified, the 
present organization of the existing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 17, 1903. 



[No. 994.] 
AN ACT Reducing the eleven municipalities of the Province of Romblon to sir. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippiiie 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The eleven municipalities of the Province of Komblon 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to six, 
as follows : 

1. The municipality of Romblon shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Corcuera and Banton, with 
the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Romblon. 

2. The municipality of Cajidiocan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Magallanes, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Cajidiocan. 

3. The municipality of Badajoz shall preserve its present bound- 
aries. 

4. The municipality of Odiongan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Despujols, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Odiongan. 

5. The muncipality of Looc shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Santa F6, with the scat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Looc. 

6. The municipality of San Fernando shall preserve its present 
boundaries. 

Sec. 2. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
created in paragraphs one, two, four, and five of section one of this 
Act shall be held in accordance with the rules contained in Act 
Numbered Seven hundred and thirtv as amended by Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and twenty-eight AVhen the new municipal officials 
shall have been elected and 3iall have qualified, the present organi- 
zations in the territory embraced in the new municipalities shiul be 
thereby abolished and all offices held by virtue of their present organi- 
zation shall be vacant and abolished, so that all the present municipal 
officials therein shall cease to hold office as soon as the new officials 
shall have taken the oath of office. Until the officials elected for 



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the new municipalities, as described in section one hereof, shall have 
qualified, the present organization of the existing municipalities 
shall continue. 

Sec. 3, The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passaj^e of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 17, 1903. 



[No. 995.] 

AN ACT To amend section forty-seven of Act Numbered One hundred and 
eigbty-three by providing tbat the annual tax on the assessed value of real 
estate in the city of Manila for the year nineteen hundred and three shall be 
one and one-half per centum thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Section forty-seven of Act Numbered One hundred and 
eighty-three, known as the Manila Charter, is hereby amended by 
providing that the annual tax on the assessed value ox all real estate 
in the city of Manila subject to taxation for the year nineteen hundred 
and three shall be one and one-half per centum thereof, instead of two 
per centum thereof as now provided by said section. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 17, 1903. 



[No. 996.] 

AN ACT Amending Act numbered eighty-two, known as the Municipal Code, by 
authorizing provincial boards to designate the building in which municipal 
elections shall be held and to extend the hour fixed for the closing of such 
elections. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section ten of Act Numbered Eighty-two, known as 
the Municipal Code, is herebv amended by inserting in the second 
line thereof, after the words "in the house of the municipality," the 
words " or in any other building designated by the provincial board." 

Sec. 2. Section eleven, subsection (A), of the Municipal Code is 
hereby amended by adding at the close thereof the words " Provided^ 
however^ That the hour tor closing the election may be extended, in 
ihA discretion of the provincial board, until seven o'clock post- 
meridian." 



42 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPFINB OOMMISSIOK. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septemb^ twenty- 
^Lxth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 17, 1903. 



[No. 997.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the loan of five thousand and eighty-five pesos, PhilippineB 
currency, to the Province of Tayabas, for the benefit of the public schools of 
the Island of Marinduque, and authorizing the loan of eight thousand pesos, 
Philippines currency, to the municipality of Sariaya, Province of Tayabas, to 
enable the municipality to complete its public-school building. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Treasurer of the Philippine Islands is hereby au- 
thorized to loan, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not other- 
wise appropriated, the sum of five thousand and eighty-five pesos, 
Philippines currency, to the Province of Tayabas for the ben^t or 
the public schools of the Island of Marinduque, and the same is 
hereby appropriated to be expended by the provincial board of Tay- 
abas, for the payment of the native teachers of the public schools of 
Uie island ana such other lawful expenses as may be recommended by 
the division superintendent of schools and approved by the board. 
The amount so loaned shall be returned to the Insular Treasury from 
the treasury of the Province of Tayabas on or before the first dajy of 
January, nineteen hundred and nine, without interest: Provided^ 
That not less than one thousand pesos, Philippines currency, shall be 
returned on or before the first day of Januarjr, nineteen hundred and 
five, and not less than one thousand pesos, Philippines currency, each 
year thereafter until the loan is paid in full. 

SEa 2. The Treasurer of the jPhilippine Islands is also hereby au- 
thorized to loan, out of any funds in tne Insular Treasury not other- 
wise appropriated, the sura of eight thousand pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, to the municipality of Sariaya, Province of Tayabas, m order to 
enaUe said municipality to complete the construction of its public- 
school building, ana the same is hereby appropriated for that purpose. 
The money so appropriated shall be withdrawn from the Tn<qilar 
Treasury by settlement warrant payable to the treasurer of the 
Province of Tayabas, to be by him transferred, like other municipal 
funds, to the municipality of Sariaya, and shall be returned without 
interest, throug^h the provincial board of Tayabas, to the Insular 
Treasury, as follows: Not less than two thousand pesos, Philippines 
currency, on or before January first, nineteen hundred and five, and 
not less than two thousand pesos, Philippines currency, each year 
thereafter until the loan is paid. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this biU, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sectioci 
two of ^^An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Comnus* 



LAWS OF UNTTBD STATICS FHILIFPIinB OOHMISSIOK. 48 

sion in the ^lactment of laws," passed September twenty-sizthy nine- 
teen hundred. 
Seo. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 17, 1903. 



[No. 998.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax In the Province 
of Abra for the year nineteen handred and three until December thirty-first 
of said year. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen himdred and three in the Province of 
Abra is hereby extended to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred 
and three, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passa^ of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 18, 1903. 



[No. 999.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Eighty-two, entitled "A general Act for the 
organization of municipal governments in the Philippine Islands/' by chang- 
ing the method of selecting municipal treasurers. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Cow/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Eighty-two, known as the Municipal 
Code, is hereby amended as follows : 

(a) By striking out the words " municipal secretary " in the fif- 
teenUi line of section seventeen and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
" provincial treasurer," so that the complete sentence shall read : " The 
bond shall be filed in the office of the provincial treasurer, who shall 
carefully preserve the same." 

(&) By striking out all of subsection (1) of section eighteen as 
amended by Act Numbered Three hundred and seventy-iour, and 
inserting in lieu thereof the following : 

"(1) He shall appoint, by and with the consent of the majority of 
all the members of the council, the municipal secretary and all non- 
elective officers and employees that may be provided for by law or by 
ordinance, with the exception of the municipal treasurer, and at any 
time, for cause, he may suspend any such officer or employee, thus 
appointed, for a period not exceeding ten days, which suspension may 
be continued for a longer period by the council ; and by and with the 
consent of a majority of all the members of the council, he may dis- 
charge any such officer or employee. 



44 LAWS OF UNITED 8TATES PHIUPFINE OOMMISSIOK. 

''The municipal treasurer shall be appointed by the provincial 
treasurer, subject to the approval of the provincial board, and may^ be 
removed from oflBce by the provincial board, for cause. Each munici- 
pal treasurer shall render a monthly account, with vouchers, covering 
all his transactions, to the treasurer of his province, and shall subnut 
to the Insular Auditor such reports as that oflBcer may require of him : 
Provided, That all municipal treasurers holding office at the date of 
the passage of this Act shall continue to exercise the duties of their 
respective offices until a new appointment is made under the provi- 
sions of this Act : And provided further j That on and after July first, 
nineteen hundred and rour, the position of municipal treasurer shall 
be classified and subject to all the provisions of the Civil Service Act 
and rules." 

(c) By striking out all of the first paragraph of section twenty-two 
and mserting in lieu thereof the following : 

" The president and municipal secretary shall receive such salaries 
as the council shall fix ; the salary of the municipal treasurer shall be 
fixed by the provincial board: Provided, ITiat the municipal treas- 
urer may also act as a deputy of the provincial treasurer and receive 
such additional compensation therefor, to be paid from provincial 
funds, as the provincial board may fix and the Treasurer oi the Phil- 
ippine Islands approve, anything in existing law to the contrary not- 
withstanding." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same in hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 20, 1903. 



[No. 1000.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of two hundred and thirty-four thousand pesos, 
rhiUppines currency, for the construction and repair of roads in the Province 
of Cebu. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The sum of two hundred and thirty-four thousand 
pesos, Philippines currency, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
IS hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, the same to be charged to the Congressional 
relief fund, for the purpose of constructing and rej^airing the follow- 
ing roads in the Province of Cebu : 

(a) For the Carcar-Barili road, fifty-six thousand pesos, Philip- 
pines currency. 

(6) For the Sogod-Putad road, one hundred and seventy-eight 
thousand pesos, Philippines currency. 

The money hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, shall be disbursed by the provincial treasurer of Cebu, or 
by a duly bonded oflScial of the Government to be designated by the 
Civil Governor. 



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Sec. 2. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in 
money or in rice, of such portions of the expenses for labor and 
material as, in his discretion, may be deemed best for the people doing 
the labor or furnishing the material. • 

Sec. 3. The Consultinff Engineer to the Commission shall have 
general supervision of me work of construction. The provincial 
supervisor of Cebu shall have immediate charge of all work of con- 
struction. He may appoint his assistants and fix their rates of com- 
pensation, subject to the approval of the Consulting Engineer to the 
Commission. He shall make detailed monthly reports of the prog- 
ress of the work herein authorized, including an itemized statement 
of the various expenditures made during each month and the pur- 
poses thereof, to the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, who 
shall forward the same to the Civil Governor through the Secretary 
of Commerce and Police. 

Sec. 4. The officers and employees provided for in section three of 
this Act shall not, necessarily, be subject to the provisions of the Civil 
Service Act and the Acts amendatory thereof, out employees belong- 
ing to the classified service may be temporarily transferred to this 
work without losing their status in the classified service. 

Sec. 6. The necessary tools, supplies, and material shall be pur- 
chased by the provincial supervisor of Cebu, with the approval of the 
Consulting Engineer to the Commission, in the manner provided for 
by law. Such purchases may be made by the provincial supervisor 
in open market, by contract, or otherwise when, in his opinion, such 
purchases are necessary for the economical and expeditious prose- 
cution of the work : Provided^ however^ That such purchases shall be 
made only with the approval of the Consulting Engineer to the 
Commission. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sioDL in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 20, 1903. 



[No. 1001.] 
AN ACT Reducing the eleven municipalities of the Province of Abra to flva 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The eleven municipalities of the Province of Abra 
shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, be reduced to 
five, as follows : 

1. The municipality of Banned shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Tayum and Pidigan, with the 
seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Bangued. 

2. The municipality of Pilar shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of Villavieja, with the seat of the 



46 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE GOlOnSBION. 

municipal government at the barrio of San Juan, now a part of the 
municijpality of Villavieja. 

3. The municipality of Bucay shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of San Jose, with the seat of the munici- 
pal government at the present municipality of Bucay. 

4. The municipality of La Paz shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of San Gregorio, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the barrio of Toon, now a part of the mu- 
nicipality of La Paz. 

6. The municipality of Dolores shall consist of its present territory 
and that of the municipality of San Juan, with the seat of the mu- 
nicipal government at the present municipality of Dolores. 

Sec. 2. The action of the provincial governor, approved bv the 
Secretary of the Interior, in declaring the municipality of San Quin- 
tin as organized under the Municipal Code to be a Tmguiane town- 
ship under Act Numbered Four hundred and forty-five, is hereby 
confirmed, and said San Quintin as a municipality under the Munici- 
pal Code is hereby abolished. The cedula taxes collected in San 
Quintin and now in the provincial treasury shall be paid into the 
treasury of the Tin^iane township of San Quintin. 

Sec. 3. The municipal elections in each of the new municipalities 
mentioned in section one shall be held in accordance with the rul&s 
contained in Act Numbered Seven hundred and thirty as amended by 
Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-eight. When the new 
municipal officials shall have been elected and shall have ({ualified, the 
present organization of each of the municipalities mentioned in sec- 
tion one of this Act shall be thereby abolished, and all offices held by 
virtue of their present organization shall be vacant and abolished, so 
that all the pret^ent municipal officials shall cease to hold office as soon 
as the new officials shall have taken the oath of office. Until the 
officials elected for the new municipalities, as described in section 
one hereof, shall have qualified, the present organization of the exist- 
ing municipalities shall continue. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 20, 1903. 



[No. 1002.] 

AN ACT AnuMuliiig Act Niiinl>ered Nine hundred and thirty-two, entitled •*An 
Act reducing: the twenty-five municipalities of the Province of Bulacan to 
thirteen." 

By axithority of th^ United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com m insion^ that : 

Section 1. Para^jraph eleven of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and thirty-two, entitled "An Act reducing the twenty-fiTe 
municipalities of the Province of Bulacan to thirteen," is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 



LAWS OF UNITBB STATES PHILIPPIKB 0OMMI8SIOK. 47 

" 11. The municipality of Bocaue shall consist of its present ter- 
ritory and that of the municipality of Bi^aa, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Bocaue." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "JSi Act prescribing the order of procedure by tfie Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. > f f j , 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, November 20, 1903. 



[No. 1003.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and thlrty-flve, entitled •*An 
Act reducing the fifteen muaicipalities of the Province of La Union to twelve." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph two of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and thirty -five, entitled "An Act reducing the fifteen munici- 
palities of the Province of La Union to twelve," is hereby amended so 
as to read as follows : 

" 2. The municipality of Santo Tomas shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the municipality of Rosario, with the seat of the 
muncipal government at the present municipality of Santo Tomas." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 21, 1903. 



[No. 1004.] 

AN ACT Annexing the northern part of the Province of Zambales to the 
Province of Pangasinan and providing that the southern part thereof shall 
continue as a separate province under the name of Zambales. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. The northern part of the Province of Zambales. which 
comprises the municipalities of Alaminos, Bolinao, San Isidro, 
and Infanta, as described by Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty- 
five, entitled "An Act reducing the twenty-five municipalities of the 
Province of Zambales to fifteen," is hereby annexed to the Pro^'ince 
of Pangasinan, as organized by Act Numbered Eighty-six, entitled 
"An Act extending the provisions of the Provincial Government Act 
to the Province of Pangasinan." 

Sec. 2. The inhabitants of the territory hereby annexed to and 
made a part of the Province of Pangasinan shall enjoy the same 



48 LAWS OF UIOTED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

rights and privileges as if the municipalities so annexed had been 
originally incorporated in the Province of Pangasinan; and tlie 
municipal officers of the municipalities included in the t^ritory so 
annexed shall have the same relations to the provincial officers of 
the Province of Pangasinan as are prescribed by the Provincial 
Government Act and by Act Numbered Eighty -six, organizing said 
Province of Pangasinan. 

Sec. 3. The remainder of the existing Province of Zambales shall 
continue under the same name, as a separate province, and any 
deficiency which may occur in the revenues of the province thus 
reduced shall be met from the Insular Treasury. The debts of die 
existing Province of Zambales to the Insular Treasury shall con- 
tinue to be the debts of the Province of Zambales as by this Act 
constituted, and the funds now in the treasury of the province shall 
remain as funds of the province as herein constituted. 

Sec. 4. The land and other taxes due from that part of the Province 
of Zambales hereby annexed to Pangasinan for the year nineteen hun- 
dred and three and previous years, and uncollected, shall be collected 
by the treasurer of Pangasinan and paid into the treasury of that 

Erovince for disbursement in the same manner as if such taxes had 
Ben assessed subsequent to the annexation. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect January first, nineteen hundred 
and four. 

Enacted, November 21, 1903. 



[No. 1005.] 

AN ACT Anioiidincr Act Numbered Seven hunclrod and nineteen, entltlcid "An 
Act reducing the lifty-one municipalities of tlie Province of Iloilo to seventeen." 

By authority of the United States ^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 




amended so as to read as follows : 
" 15. The municipality of Bjirotiic Nuevo sliall consist of its 

f)resent territory and that of the municipality of Dumangas, with 
he seat of the municipal government at the present municipality of 
Barotac Nuevo." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescril)ing the order of procedure by tihie 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take ellect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 21, li)0;i. 



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[No. 1006.] 

AN AOT Providing for the loan of three thousand pesos, Philippines cnrrency, 

in minor coins to the Province of Ilocos Sur. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thou- 
sand pesos, Philippines currency, m minor coins to be loaned to the 
Province of Ilocos Sur for the purpose of facilitating and securing an 
immediate circulation of minor Philippine coins m that provmce. 
The money so appropriated shall be paid to the treasurer of the 
Province of Ilocos Sur in minor coins upon the production by him to 
the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands of a certified copy of a reso- 
lution of the provincial board of the Province of Ilocos Sur accepting 
such loan and agreeing to repay the same, without interest, within the 
period of six months &om date of the passage of this Act. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 26, 1903. 



[No. 1007.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of seven thousand five hundred pesos, Philippines 

cun*ency, to the Province of Antique. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any fimds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the simi of seven thou- 
sand five hundred pesos, Philippines currencv, to be loaned to the 
Province of Antique and to be expended by the provincial board of 
that province for the general expenses of the provincial government. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in the first section of this Act 
shall be paid to the supervisor-treasurer of the Province of Antique 
upon the production by him to the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands 
01 a certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board of tlie Prov- 
ince of Antique accepting such loan and agreeing to repay the money, 
without interest, on or before the first day of January, nineteen hun- 
dred and seven. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 25, 1903. 



50 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE (X)MMIB8I0K. 

[No. 1008.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-nine, entltleil ''An 
Act reducing the thirty municipalities of the Province of La Laguna to nine- 
teen," and Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-two, entitled "An Act redu- 
cing the thirty-two municipalities of the Province of Rizal to fifteen," and 
providing that the boundary line between the Provinces of La Laguna and 
Rizal be changed so as to include in La Laguna the municipality of Mnntln- 
lupa now a part of Rizal. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-nine, entitled 
"An Act reducing the thirty municipalities of the Province of La 
Laguna to nineteen," is hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By striking out the words " and Pangil " in paragraph nam- 
berea two of section one. 

(6) By striking out the word " Paquil " in paragraph niimbered 
three of section one. 

{c) By inserting after paragraph numbered three of section one 
the following new paragraph : 

" 3^. The municipality of Pangil shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of Paquil, with the seat of the 
nmnicipal government at the barrio of Balian, now a part of the 
present municipality of Pangil." 

{d) By amending paragraph numbered seven so as to read as 
follows : 

" 7. The municipality of Los Bafios shall consist of its present 
territory and that of the municipality of Bay, with the seat of the 
municipal government at the present municipality of Los Banos,*' 

{e) By amending paragraph numbered eight so as to read as 
follows : 

" 8. The municipality of Binan shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipality of San Pedro Tunasan, and of 
the municipality of Muntinlupa, lieretofore a part of the Province 
of Rizal and by section three of this Act made a part of the Prov- 
ince of La Laguna. The seat of municipal government shall be 
at the pres(»nt numicipality of Binan." 

(/) JBv striking out of the title and of section one of said Act 
Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-nine the word "nineteen" and 
inserting in lieu thereof the word "twenty." 

Sec. 2. Paragraph numlxTed four of section one of Act Num- 
bered Nine hundred and forty-two, entitled "An Act reducing the 
thirty-two municipalities of the Province of Rizal to fifteen," is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " the municipalities of 
Taguig and Muntinlupa-' and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
" the municipality of Taguig." 

Sec. 3. The boundary fine betAveen the Provinces of La Laguna 
and Rizal is hon»l)y so changed that the existing municipality of 
Muntinlupa shall Im» included in the Province of fii Laguna instead 
of IxMug a part of Rizal. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passajife of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of '"An Act j^rescribiug the order of procedure by the 



LAWS OF UKITBD STATES PHILIPPINE 0OMHI8SI0N. 51 

Commission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage 

Enacted, November 25, 1903. 



[No. 1009.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-three, entitled ''An 
Act reducing the twenty- three municipalities of the Province of Pampanga to 
seventeen/' and Act Numbered Nine hundred and eighty-two amendatory 
thereof. , 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Nmnbered Nine hmidred and forty-three, entitled 
"An Act reducing the twenty-three mmiicipalities of the Province of 
Pampanga to seventeen," and Act Nimibered Nine hundred and 
eighty-two, amendatory thereof, are hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By striking out paragraph numbered two of section one of Act 
Numbered Nine hundred and forty-three and inserting in lieu thereof 
the following: 

"2. The municipality of Bacolor shall preserve its present 
boundaries." 

(6) By inserting after paragraph niunbreed two of section one of 
said Act Numbered Nine hundred and forty-three a new paragraph, 
as follows: 

"2i. The municipality of Santa Rita shall preserve its present 
boundaries." 

{c) By inserting the words " two " and " two and one-half " in 
the seventh line or section two of Act Numbered Nine hundred and 
forty-three after the words "paragi'aph numbered" and before the 
word " seven." 

(rf) By striking out paragraph (a) of section one of Act Num- 
bered Nine hundred and eighty-two. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on is passage. 

Enacted, November 25, 1903. 



[No. 1010.] 

AN ACT Making additional appropriutious for sundry expenses of the In- 
sular Government for the first half of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and four, and other designated periods. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine pesos, or so much 
thereof as may be rec^pectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, 
out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropria- 



64 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

Salaries and wages^ installation of the pail system in the city of 
Manila^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For compensation of (jeorge M. Barbour, Superin- 
tendent of the Pail System, in lieu of salary, trom the date he reported 
for duty to September fifth, nineteen hundred and three, inciusiye, 
four hundred and ten pesos; one blacksmith. Class G, frcm Noyem- 
ber first, five hundred and fifty pesos. 

Contingent expenses, installation of the pail system in the city of 
Manila, Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, nineteen nun- 
dred and four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of 
coal, water, and miscellaneous supplies for the steam barge Pluto^ not 
to exceed six thousand four hundred pesos; tar, hand lanterns, lum- 
ber, and small hardware for one thousand commodes; one excaV^ator 
pump, not to exceed one thousand three hundred pesos; one hose 
tower, not to exceed seven hundred pesos; and for necessary altera- 
tions to the steam barge Pluto, for the installation of temporary load- 
ing and dumping equipment, not to exceed four thousand six hun- 
dred pesos; and other incidental expenses, thirty-six thousand and 
seventy-six pesos. 

In all for the Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, fifty- 
two thousand and sixty-two pesos. 

QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Commutation for quarters. Quarantine Service, nineteen hundred 
and four: For commutation of quarters, from July first, nineteen 
hundred and three, at the rates authorized by the regulations for the 
government of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the 
United States, four thousand two hundred and eighty pesos. 

FORESTRY BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages, Forestry Bureau, nineteen hundred and four: 
The unexpended balance of ^unds appropriated under this hc^ is 
hereby made available for the payment of the salary of one additional 
clerk, class nine, from November first, nineteen hundred and three. 

MINING BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages. Mining Bureau, nineteen hundred and four: 
The unexpended balance of funds appropriated under this head is 
hereby made available for the payment oi the salaries and wages of 
officials and employees of the Mining Bureau authorized under the 
provisions of Act if umbered Nine hundred and sixteen and employed 
during the first half of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four. 

BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE. 

Salaries and wages. Bureau of Agriculture, nineteen hundred and 
four: One foreman, Class A, and for the payment of laborers, three 
nundred and fifty pesos. 

Contingent expenses. Bureau of Agriculture, nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of aixtr 
carabao for the San Ramon and La Carlota farms, and inoidentel 
expenses, four thousand eight hundred pesos. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION 55 

In all, for the Bureau of Agriculture, five thousand one hundred 
and fifty pesos. 

THE ETHNOLOGICAL SURVEY FOR THE PHILIPFINE ISLANDS. 

The unexpended balance of funds appropriated under the head of 
" Salaries and wages, Bureau of Non-Cnristian Tribes, nineteen hun- 
dred and four," in Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, is hereby 
made available for the payment of salaries and wages of " The Eth- 
nological Survey for the ^Philippine Islands," from August twenty- 
fourth, nineteen hundred and three; for one temporary clerk class 
nine, n*om October twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and three; and 
for one clerk, Class E, and one clerk. Class I, in lieu of two clerks, 
Class G, from November first, nineteen hundred and three. 

BUREAU OF GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Government Laboratories^ nineteen 
hundred and four: One Assistant Director of the Serum Laboratory, 
class three, one chemist, class four, one pathologist, class four, one 
chemist, class seven, from October twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
three; one botanist, class eight, one assistant at Serum Laboratory, 
class eight, one veterinarian, class seven, and two collectors for bota- 
nist, class nine, from November twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and 
three; one bacteriologist and assistant director of the Serum Labora- 
tory, class eight, in lieu of class nine, from November first, nineteen 
hundred and three ; one thousand three hundred and eighty-five pesos 
and ninety-eight centavos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Government Laboratories^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For contmgent expenses, including rent of 
building and telephones; purchase of ice; and other incidental 
expenses ; five hundred and two pesos and thirty-four centavos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Government Laboratories one thousand 
eight hundred and eighty-eight pesos and thirty-two centavos. 



DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND POLICE. 

BUREAU OP PHILIPPINES CX)NSTABULARY. 

Pay of Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For additional pay of Army officers detailed with the Constabulary, 
as contemplated by Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, twenty- 
one pesos. 

Field, staff, and line officers: 

For pay of field, staff, and line officers, as contemplated by the pro- 
visions or Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, three hundred 
and seventy-seven pesos and rorty-two centavos. 
Enlisted strength : 

For the pay of enlisted men as authorized by law, fifty -five thousand 
seven hundred and five pesos and sixty-two centavos. 
Skilled employees and laborers : 

Three teamsters, Class C ; two packers. Class C ; one patron. Class 
H, from October fii-st, nineteen hundred and three ; and for the hire 
of laborers; six thousand pesos. 

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54 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

Salaries and wageSj installation of the pail system in the city of 
Manila^ Board of Health for the PhUipptne Islands^ nineteen hunr- 
dred and four: For compensation of (jeorge M. Barbour, Superin- 
tendent of the Pail System, in lieu of salary, rrom the date he reported 
for duty to September fifth, nineteen hundred and three, inclusive, 
four hundred and ten pesos ; one blacksmith, Class G, frcm Noveni- 
ber first, five hundred and fifty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ installation of the pail system in the oUy of 
Manila^ Board of Health for the PhUipptne /stands^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For contingent expenses, including tiie purchase of 
coal, water, and miscellaneous supplies for the steam barge Pluto, not 
to exceed six thousand four hundred pesos; tar, hand lanterns, lum- 
ber, and small hardware for one thousand commodes; one excavator 
pump, not to exceed one thousand three hundred pesos; one hose 
tower, not to exceed seven hundred pesos; and for necessary altera- 
tions to the steam barge Pluto^ for the installation of temporary load- 
ing and dumping equipment, not to exceed four thousand six hun- 
dred pesos; and other incidental expenses, thirty-six thousand and 
seventy-six pesos. 

In all for the Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, fifty- 
two thousand and sixty-two pesos. 

QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Commutation for quartei^s^ Quarantine Service, nineteen hundred 
and four: For commutation of quarters, from July fii'st, nineteen 
hundred and three, at the rates authorized by the regulations for the 
government of the Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service of the 
United States, four thousand two hundred and eighty pesos. 

FORESTRY BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages ^ Forestry Bureau^ nineteen hundred and four: 
The unexpended balance of ^unds appropriated under this head is 
hereby made available for the payment of the salary of one additional 
derk, class nine, from November first, nineteen hundred and tliree. 

MINING BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages^ Mining Bureau, nineteen hundred and four: 
The unexpended balance of funds appropriated under this head is 
hereby made available for the payment oi the salaries and wages of 
officials and employees of the Mining Bureau authorized under the 
provisions of Act >i umbered Nine hundred and sixteen and employed 
during the first half of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four. 

BUREAU OF AGRICULTURE. 

Salaries and wages. B^ireau of Agriculture, nineteen hundred and 
four: One foreman. Class A, and for the payment of laborers, three 
nundred and fifty pesos. 

Contingent expenses. Bureau of Agriculture, nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of siztf 
carabao for the San Ramon and La Car lota farms, and inoideiital 
expenses, four thousand eight himdred pesos. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION 55 

In all, for the Bureau of Agriculture, five thousand one hundred 
and fifty pesos. 

THE ETHNOLOGICAL SURVEY FOR THE PHILIFPINE ISLANDS* 

The unexpended balance of funds appropriated under the head of 
" Salaries and wages, Bureau of Non-Cnristian Tribes, nineteen hun- 
dred and four," in Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, is hereby 
made available for the payment of salaries and wages of " The Eth- 
nological Survey for the !rhilippine Islands," from August twenty- 
fourth, nineteen hundred and three; for one temporary clerk class 
nine, n*om October twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and three; and 
for one clerk, Class E, and one clerk. Class I, in lieu of two clerks, 
Class G, from November first, nineteen hundred and three. 

BUREAU OF GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Government Laboratories, nineteen 
hundred and four: One Assistant Director of the Serum JLiaboratory, 
class three, one chemist, class four, one pathologist, class four, one 
chemist, class seven, from October twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
three; one botanist, class eight, one assistant at Serum Laboratory, 
class eight, one veterinarian, class seven, and two collectors for bota- 
nist, class nine, from November twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred and 
three ; one bacteriologist and assistant director of the Serum Labora- 
tory, class eight, in lieu of class nine, from November first, nineteen 
hundred and three ; one thousand three hundred and eighty-five pesos 
and ninety-eight centavos. 

Contingent expenses. Bureau of Government Laboratories, nine- 
teen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including rent of 
building and telephones; purchase of ice; and other incidental 
expenses ; five hundred and two pesos and thirty-four centavos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Government Laboratories one thousand 
eight hundred and eighty-eight pesos and thirty-two centavos. 



DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND POLICE. 

BUREAU OP PHILIPPINES CONSTABULARY. 

Pay of Philippines Constabulary, nineteen hundred and four: 
For additional pay of Army officers detailed with the Constabulary, 
as contemplated by Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, twenty- 
one pesos. 

Field, staff, and line officers : 

For pay of field, staff, and line officers, as contemplated by the pro- 
visions or Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, three hundred 
and seventy-seven pesos and ferty-two centavos. 
Enlisted strength : 

For the pay of enlisted men as authorized by law, fifty-five thousand 
seven hundred and five pesos and sixty-two centavos. 
Skilled employees and laborers : 

Three teamsters, Class C ; two packers. Class C ; one patron. Class 
H, from October fii'st, nineteen hundred and three; ana for the hire 
of laborers; six thousand pesos. 

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56 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Total for pay of Constabulary, sixty-two thousand one hundred 
and four pesos and four centavos. 

Clothing y camp^ and aarriaon equipage^ Philippines Constdbtdary^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For the purchase oi arms, ammunition, 
clothing, equipage, and equipments, and for allowance for clothing 
not drawn in Kind to enlisted men upon discharge, one hundred and 
fifty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy -five pesos and sixty- 
six centavos. 

Clothing^ camp^ and garrison dguipage, Philippines Constabvlary^ 
nineteen hundred and three: For the purchase of clothing and 
equipage, and incidental expenses, fourteen thousand five hundred 
and ninety-three pesos and eighty- four centavos. 

Transportation^ Philippines Cfonstabulary^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For transportation of ofiicers, enlisted men, and employees, 
prisoners when not chargeable to provincial funds, animals and sup- 
plies; purchase and hire of boats, draft animals, carts, harness, 
wagons, and so forth; purchase of forage and veterinary supplies; 
veterinary attendance, shoeing, and incidental expenses; subsist^ence 
of officers, enlisted men, and employees, while traveling under orders, 
and enlisted men only while on campaign; ninety-fliree thousand 
three hundred and ninety-two pesos and forty-two centavos. 

Secret-service fundy Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For a contingent rund to be used for secret-service pur- 
poses and for the payment of rewards for the apprehension of desert- 
ers in the discretion and under the direction oi the Chief or Actiiig 
Chief of the Philippines Constabulary, two thousand three hundi^ 
and tw^elve pesos ana twenty-six centavos. 

Contingent expenses^ Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of office 
furniture and supplies; newspapers^ periodicals, professional books; 
post-office, cable, and telephone service ; medical treatment and medi- 
cines for officers and enlisted men under the provisions of Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and seven; burial of officers and enlisted men; 
subsistence of prisoners; purchase and repair of musical instruments: 
and other incidental expenses; eighteen thousand six hundred ana 
twenty -eight pesos and ninety-six centavos. 

Contingent expenses^ Philippines Constabulary ^ nineteen hundred 
and three: For the purchase of office furniture, stationery, and sap- 
plies, newspapers, periodicals; cable, post-office, and telephone serv- 
ice; advertismg; medical treatment and medicines for officers and 
enlisted men; purchase and repair of musical instruments; and other 
incidental expenses; five thousand two hundred and twenty-seven 
pesos and eighteen centavos. 

In all, for the Philippines Constabulary, three hundred and fiAy 
thousand one hundred and thirty-four pesos and thirty-six centavos. 

BUKEAU OF PRISONS. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Prisons, nineteen hundred and four: 
One disbursing officer, class six, two clerks, class nine, two cJerkB, 
Class D, one clerk. Class H, one hospital attendant. Class A, one 

Siard, Class A, one assistant foreman, Class A, one teamster, Class 
, all under the provisions of Act Numbered Eight hundred and 
seven ; extra compensation of twenty pesos each for executions to be 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 57 

paid to a guard, Class A, anything^ in existing laws prohibiting the 
payment of extra compensation to Government employees to the con- 
trary notwithstanding; and for the payment of salaries and wages 
authorized by Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven; five thou- 
sand pesos. 

Equivment for manufacturing plant and materials for same^ Bu- 
reau of Prisons^ nineteen hunared and four: For the purchase of 
machinery, tools, and other equipment and supplies, authorized by 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, twenty-six thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Prisons^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including subsistence of prisoners; 
construction of vaults and sewers on the septic system; and other 
incidental expenses ; sixteen thousand two hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Prisons, forty-seven thousand two hun- 
dred pesos. 

BUBEAX7 OF COAST GUARD AND TRANSPORTATION. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Coast Chiard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For the payment of salaries and wages 
authorized by Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, two thou- 
sand four hundred and eighty-one pesos and ninety-six centavos. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Coast Gruard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and three: Any unexpended balance of funds ap- 
propriated under this head is hereby made available for the payment 
of one Superintendent of Light-Houses, Buoys, and so forth, at two 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum, from March seventeenth, 
nineteen hundred and three, inclusive. 

Light-House Service^ Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For the purchase of supplies and other 
incidental expenses, not to exceed ten thousand pesos; for necessary 
repairs to light stations, including the purchase of materials, pay- 
ment of customs duties, and other incidental expenses, not to exceed 
eight thousand pesos ; eighteen thousand pesos. 

Cutters and launches^ Bureau of Coast Gruard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For the payment of salaries and wages 
authorized by Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven; purchase 
of supplies; pilotage; repairs; customs duties on armament and 
equipment authoriz^ by Act Numbered Eight hundred and thirty- 
one; and other incidental expenses; ninety-eight thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-nine pesos and twenty-eight centavos. 

Cutters and launches^ Bureau of Coast Chiard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and three: For the purchase of supplies; mainte- 
nance and repair of vessels; pilotage; stevedoring; and incidental 
expenses; six thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation, one hun- 
dred and twenty-five thousand three hundred and fifty-one pesos and 
twenty-four centavos. 

BUREAU OF COAST AND GEODETIC SUEVET. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey^ nineteen 
hundred and two: The extra compensation of enlisted men of the 
Signal Corps, United States Army, and other Government employees, 



58 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

for services rendered during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and two. 
in the fiddwork of the Bureau, amounting to seventy-five dollars ana 
thirty-four cents, is hereby approved and authorized; anything? in 
existing laws prohibiting the payment of extra compensation to Gov- 
ernment employees to the contrary liotwithstanding. 

BUBEAU OF ENGINEERING. 

SdUmea and wages^ Bureau of Engineering^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For the payment of salaries and wages authorized by Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and eighty-eight, and for the payment of 
assistant en^neers, draftsmen, surveyors, and employees under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, twelve thou- 
sand three hundred and nine pesos and forty centavos. 



DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND JUSTICE. 

BTTBEAU OF THE INSULAR TREASURER. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of the Insular Treasurer^ nineteen n,un- 
dred and four: One Chief of the Division of Currency, class one, 
from October tenth, nineteen hundred and three; one clerk, dass 
eight, from November first, nineteen hundred and three; one thou- 
sand ei^ht hundred and twenty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of the Insular Treasurer, nineteen 
hundred and three: For the payment of advertising for tne sale of 

fold, silver, and copper coin and Spanish treasury bonds imder Act 
[umbered Six hundred and eight, three hundred and fourteen pesos 
and ninety-four centavos. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Insular Treasurer, two thousand one 
himdred and thirty-four pesos and ninety-four centavos. 

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Customs and Immigration^ nineteen 
hundred and four: One collector of customs, class six, at Cape Mel- 
ville, one collector of customs, class six, at Bongao, and one collector 
of customs, class six, at Puerto Princesa, from October fifteenth, nine- 
teen hundred and three ; four clerks, class nine, and ten guards. Class 
I, from September fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three ; six tliou- 
sand four hundred and eighty pesos. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Customs and Immigration^ nineteen 
hundred and three: The extra compensation of a teacher in the 
Bureau of Education as Inspector ot Customs at the port of Oro- 
quieta, Mindanao, at thirty pesos per month, in addition to his salary 
as teacher, from May first, nineteen hundred and three, is here^ 
approved and authorized ; any thing in existing laws prohibiting the 
payment of extra compensation to Government employees to the con- 
trary notwithstanding ; and payment thereof will be made from funds 
appropriated under this head. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Customs and Immigration^ nineteen 
hundred and four: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses 
of ofiicers ana emplovee^s as provided by Act Numbered Eight hnn- 
dred and seven, one thousand pesos. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 59 

Revenue cutters and launches^ Bureau of Customs and iTn/migra- 
tion^ nineteen hundred and four: One captain, class nine, with com- 
mutation of rations, at one peso per diem, from November fourteenth, 
nineteen himdred and three, three himdred and sixty-five pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Customs and Immigration, seven thousand 
eight hundred and forty-five pesos. 

BUREAU OP THE INSULAR COLD STORAGE AND ICE PLANT. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of the Insular Cold Storage and Ice 
Plants nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, includ- 
ing the purchase of coal, forage, and miscellaneous supplies; main- 
tenance and operation of the plant; and other incidental expenses, 
forty-three thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF JUSTICE. 

Salaries and wages, Bureau of Justice, nineteen hundred and 
four: 

Supreme Court: 

Four tOTiporary employees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per 
annum each, from October first, nineteen himdred and three. 
^ Court of First Instance, Manila : 

One stenographer, class seven, from October first, nineteen hun- 
dred and three. 

Courts of First Instance, Eighth District : 

One interpreter, class nine, from October first, nineteen hundred 
and three. 

Courts of First Instance, Fifteenth District: 

One stenographer, class eight, from October first, nineteen hun- 
dred and three. 

Courts of First Instance, Mountain District: 

Two messengers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum 
each, from October first, nineteen hundred and three. 
Court of Land Registration: 

One examiner of titles, at one thousand two hundred dollars per 
annum, from November eleventh, nineteen hundred and three. 
Court of Customs Appeals : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, 
from October first, nineteen hundred and three. 

And for the payment of salaries and wages authorized by Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven. 

Total for salaries and wages, sixteen thousand pesos: Provided, 
That all appropriations contained in Act Numbered Eight hundrea 
and seven, for salaries and wages. Bureau of Justice (ror the four- 
teen districts outside of Manila) , sliall be available for disbursement 
for an equal number of employees as are therein provided foi\ al- 
though the position for which made may be abolished bv Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and sixty-seven ; the intention ot this clause 
being to provide funds for such necessary reassignments and changes 
in personnel as are contemplated in and required by said Act, so 
far as the same will be suflBcient 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Justice, nineteen hundred and three: 
The disbursing officer. Bureau of Justice, is hereby authorized to pay, 
out of unexpended balances of funds appropriated under this heaa, 



60 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMBHSSION. 

to the following-named persons employed in the CJourts of First 
Instance, Ninth Judicial District, the amounts stated in settlement of 
balances due them for salaries from August twenty-fifth, nineteen 
hundred and two, to April thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, the 
provisions of eidsting laws governing temporary emplojrment to the 
contrary notwithstanding: Ruperto Kapunan, two hundred and 
eighty-nine pesos and fifty centavos ; Bemabe Calzado, one hundred 
and tnirty pesos; Melquiades Montano, one hundred and five pesos; 
Juan Reyes, one hundred and thirty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of justice^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For the purchase of books for the Supreme Court upon its order and 
requisition, ten thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Justice, twenty-six thousand pesos. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

BUREAU OP EDUCATION. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and four: 
Office of the General Superintendent : 

One clerk, class six. 

Normal School, Manila : ♦ 

One janitor at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum,, from 
October sixteenth, nineteen hundred and three ; two mechanics, at two 
pesos per diem each. 

Educational service at large : 

One clerk. Class D, from October sixteenth, nineteen hundred and 
three. 

General teaching force : 

Fifty elementary teachers, Class J; fifty night-school teachers, at 
one dollar and fifty cents per night: Provided^ That no such night 
school shall be continued where the average attendance in any one 
calendar month shall fall below twenty-five pupils over fourteen 
years of age. 

Total for salaries and wages, four thousand two hundred "and fifty 
pesos. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For the actual and necessary traveling expenses, not including main- 
tenance, of American teachers who may be designated by the Division 
Superintendent to visit and instruct in barrio schools of the munici- 
paUty in which they are stationed, or who, in the absence of a suffi- 
cient number of American teachers, are directed to regularly visit 
adjacent towns for the purpose of giving instruction and supervising 
the work of native teachers, one tliousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and 
tour: For compfction of the school building at San Fernando, Mas- 
oatCj and for the reimbursement of C. H. Hamlin, teacher, and 
Bonifacio Dominguez, municipal president of San Fernando, Mas- 
bate, for money advanced by them for the construction of sdhool 
buildings at San Fernando and Batuan, not to exceed five hundred 
and fifty pesos ; for the purchase of a piano for use in the^ GKrlVi 
Dormitory, Normal School, Manila; for the delivery of distillftd 
water at the various^Manila schools and offices of the Bureau; trans- 



LAWS OF UNTTBD STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 61 

portation of Insular property and supplies in the provinces; and 
other incidental expenses; one thousand nine hundred and fifty pesos. 
In all, for the Bureau of Education, seven thousand two hundred 
pesos. 

CENSUS BUREAU. 

The Chief Clerk and Disbursing Officer of the Census Bureair shall 
be continued on duty from Noveiuber fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
three, until the census work in these Islands is completed, and he shall 
at the end of every month present to the Secretary of Public Instruc- 
tion a written report of the work accomplished. The said Chief 
Clerk and Disbursing Officer is hereby authorized to engage tempo- 
rarily the services of one clerk, class sevem from October twenty- 
sixth, and one messenger, continued in omce by direction of ^e 
Director of the Census, from August fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
three; to reimburse Joaquin Valasquez for money actually and neces- 
sarily expended by him from personal funds, not exceeding two pesos 
per oiem, while engaged in tne performance of his duties as special 
enumerator of Igorrotes in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya, from 
March thirteenth to April twentieth, nineteen hundred and three; 
to pay to the special agent and special enumerators employed in the 
reenmneration of the wild tribes of the Province of Isaoela their 
actual and necessary expenses of transportation and subsistence 
while conducting such work, in addition to the compensation author- 
ized by the Census Act, as amended ; to reimburse the four examiners 
engaged in the reenumeration and revision of the census in certain 
pueblos of Occidental Negros in the months of May and June, nine- 
teen hundred and three, for the actual cost of their transportation 
and not to exceed two pesos per diem for subsistence while engaged 
in the performance of tneir dnties. The disbursing agent of Prdup- 
pine revenues at Washington, District of Colmnbia, is hereby author- 
ized as of August twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and three, to pay 
all necessary contingent expenses contracted in the United States 
by authority of the Director of the Census. 

The disbursements above mentioned shall be made from funds 
already appropriated for the taJdng of the census in the Philippine 
Islands. 

BUEEAU OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBMO BUILDINGS. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Architecture and Construction 
of Public Buildings J nineteen hundred and four: For contingent 
expenses, including purchase of drafting room and office furniture 
and supplies, ice, and distilled water; electric light; telephone service; 
and incidental supplies ; two thousand four hundred pesos. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF THB INTBNDENCIA BUILDINCU 

Salaries and wagesj superintendent of the Intendencia Building^ 
nineteen hundred and three: Six laborers at one hundred and fift^ 
dollars per annum each, from November first, nineteen hundred 
and three, in lieu of six laborers at one hundred and twenty dollars 
per annum each, sixty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Superintendent of the Intendencia BuUd- 
ingj nineteen hundred and four: For the reoonstruction of sanitaiy 



62 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSIOK. 

fixtures and sewer and installation of septic tank under the super- 
vision of the Sanitary Engineer for the city of Manila; for electric 
current and installation; renewal of canvas for awnings; and inci- 
dental supplies ; five thousand six hundred and eighty-one pesos. 

In all, for the Superintendent of the Intendencia Building, five 
thousand seven hundred and forty -one pesos. 

OOLLECTINO LIBRARIAN. 

For the purchase of books and manuscripts and copies of doc- 
uments relating to the history of th© Philippine Islands, and for 
the payment of the traveling expenses of the Collecting Librarian 
whik engaged in the performance of his duties as contemplated 
by sections one and two of Act Numbered Six hundred and eighty- 
eight, nine thousand pesos: Provided^ That the disbursing officer of 
the Executive Bureau be, and is hereby, authorized, subject to the 
direction of the Civil Governor, to advance to the Collecting Ldbra- 
rian from the funds above appropriated, such sums from time to time 
as shall be necessary for the purposes for which this appropriation is 
made. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The following sums, or so much thereof as may be found to be 
due on settlement of the respective claims by the Auditor, are hereby 
appropriated for the purposes specified : 

For Sofio Alandy, fiscal of the Province of Tayabas, for extra 
compensation in payment for his services in cross-examining wit- 
nesses and in representing the Government in the matter of the 
claim of Eustasio Maloles against the Insular Government for certain 
captured insurgent funds on deposit in the Insular Treasury, one 
hundred pesos; the payment of which is hereby authorized, anything 
in existing laws prohibiting the payment of extra compensation to 
civil officials or employees to the contrary notwithstanding. 

For Maxima Guerrero, for the return of the sum of sixty-one pesos 
and eighty-two centavos, local currency, deposited by ner in the 
treasury of the Spanish insular government prior to occupation bv 
United States forces, and now on deposit in the Treasury oi the Phil- 
ippine Islands as a miscellaneous receipt; sixty pesos, or so much 
tkereof as may be necessary. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, seven hundred and fifty- 
seven thousand nine hundred and nineteen pesos and forty centavos, 
or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated under said Act shall 
be made, are hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys 
appropriated under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty* 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 27, 1903. 



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[No. 1011.] 

AN ACT Making additioDal appropriations for sundry expenses of the municipal 
government of tlie city of Manila for tlie first lialf of the fiscal year ending 
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and other designated periods. 

By authority of the United States^ he U enacted by th/e Philippine 
Commission y that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine pesos, or so much 
thereof as may be respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, 
out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
in part compensation for the service of the municipal government oi 
the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and four, these appropriations bemg for the first half of 
said fiscal year, miless otherwise stated. The appropriations herein 
made, except for fixed salaries for the first halt of said fiscal year, 
shall be available for obligations of the fiscal year nineteen hundred 
and four, unless otherwise stated : 

CITY OF MANILA. 

Salaries and wages^ Mtinicipal Boards city of Manila^ nineteen hun^ 
dred and four: One member, at four thousand five hundred dollars 
per annum, and one clerk, Class A, from October fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and three, authorized by Act Numbered Nine hundred and 
thirty-six ; and fees of the Board of Tax Revision in accordance with 
the provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-one, as 
amended, from September sixteenth to October fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and three, not to exceed two thousand six hundred and 
twenty-two pesos ; four thousand nine hundred and two pesos. 

Contingent exenses. Municipal Boards city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including subsistence 
and care of civil prisoners confined in Bilibid Prison, and other 
incidental expenses, eighteen thousand pasos. 

Salaries arid wages^ Department of Engineering and Public Works^ 
city of Manila^ nineteen hundred and four: For the hire of labor in 
the subdepartments of street cleaning and collecting of garbage, 
parks, city crematories, cemeteries, transportation, water supply, 
street construction and bridges, rock (quarries, and buildings and 
illumination; for the payment of salaries and wages authorized by 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and four; and one engineer in charge 
of sewer system, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, 
from September twenty-third, nineteen hundred and three; ninety- 
four thousand four hundred and fifty pesos. 

Public WorkSy Department of Engineering and Public Works^ city 
of Manila^ nineteen hundred arid four: For the purchase of means of 
transportation; repairs to Santolan Road; repairs to water system 
and purchase of miscellaneous supplies; hire of transportation for 
hauling materials, water system; cleaning of reservoir and care of 
ground, water system; purchase of forage for animals; repairs to 
city bridges; purchase of coal and supplies for and repairs to 
launches and barges ; repairs to harness, carts, wagons, and so forth ; 
grading and improvement of grounds at repair shops; repairs to 
markets and municipal buildings ; and extension and development of 
rock quarry; ninety-one thousand four hundred and twenty pesos. 



64 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Contingent expenses^ Department of Engineering and Public 
Works, city of Manila, nineteen hundred ana four: For contingent 
expenses, including hire of vehicles in Manila on official business 
when such transportation can not be furnished by the Insular Pur- 
chasing Agent, not to exceed one thousand seven hundred pesos; 
burial of pauper dead; and other incidental expenses; four thousand 
nine hundred pesos. 

Salaries and wages, Department of Assessments and Collections, 
city of Manila, nineteen hundred and four: For the payment or 
salaries and wages authorized by Act Numbered Eight hundred and 
four; and for the payment of ten emergency inspectors at twenty 
dollars per month each, from October sixteenth, nineteen hundred 
and three, not to exceed an aggregate of two hundred dollars; eight 
thousand four hundred pesos. • 

Tax refunds. Department of Assessments and Collections^ city of 
Manila, nineteen hundred and four: For the refund of industriaJ 
and other taxes, refund of which has been or may be duly authorized 
in accordance with law, seven hundred and ninety-three pesos and 
twenty-four centavos: Provided, That refunds made in pursuance of 
this appropriation shall be charged in whole to the city of Manila. 

Contingent expenses. Department of Assessments and Collections, 
city of Manila, nineteen hundred and four: For the hire of vehicles 
in Manila on official business when such transportation can not be 
furnished by the Insular Purchasing Agent, seventy pesos. 

Salaries and wages. Law Depart?nent, city of Manila, nineteen 
hundred and four: 

Office of the City Attorney : 

One Tagalog interpreter and translator, Class A, from September 
first, nineteen hundred and three, six hundred pesos. 

Salaries and wages. Department of City Schools, city of Manila^ 
nineteen hundred and four: 
Night schools : 

Twenty-six teachers from November first, nineteen hundred and 
three, at one dollar and fifty cents per night, not to exceed four thou- 
sand three hundred and sixty-eight pesos. 

Contingent expenses. Department of City Schools, city of ManUa^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses^ including the 
care, purchase, and transportation of school supplies; reimburse- 
ment of G. A. O'Reilly, City Superintendent of Schools, for trans- 
portation on official business on July third and fourth, nineteen hun- 
dred and three, thirty-two pesos and forty centavos; transportation 
of teachers of special subjects, rental of pianos for use in kindergar- 
tens, from October first, nineteen hundred and three; printing and 
binding ; and other incidental expenses ; two thousand three hundred 
and thirty-two pesos and forty centavos. 

In all, for the city of Manila, two himdred and thirty thousand 
two hundred and thirty-five pesos and sixty-four centavos. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated under said Act shall be 
made, are herebv made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys 
appropriated imder this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
die passage oi the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 



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LAWS OF UNITSD STATES PHILIFPIKB OOMMISSION. 65 

tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty-sizthy 
nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 27, 1903. 



[No. 1012.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-nine, entitled 
"An Act extending tlie time for the payment of the land tax In the Prov- 
ince of Albay for the year nineteen hundred and three until December first, 
nineteen hundred and three, and providing for the refund of penalties already 
paid," by striliing out the words "December first, nineteen hundred and 
three " in the title and in section one of said Act and inserting in lieu thereof 
the words "January first, nineteen hundred and four." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty-nine, enti- 
tled "An Act extending the time for the payment of the land tax 
in the Province of Albay for the year nineteen hundred and three 
until December first, nineteen hundred and three, and providing 
for the refund of penalties already paid," is hereby amended by 
striking out the words " December first, nineteen hundred and three, 
where they occur in the title and in section one of said Act and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words "January first, nineteen himdred and 
four." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take efTect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 27, 1903. 



[No. 1013.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixty-eight, entitled "An 
Act rei)ealing Acts Numbered Three hundred and seventy and Three hundred 
and ninety-nine relative to the reduction of the number of municipalities in 
the Province of Bohol, and reducing the thirty-five existing municipalities 
In said province to thirty-two." 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixty-eight, entitled 
"An Act repealing Acts Numbered three hundred and seventy and 
Three hundred and ninety-nine relative to the reduction of the num- 
ber of municipalities in the Province of Bohol, and reducing the 
thirty-five existing municipalities in said province to thirty-two," is 
hereby amended by striking out of the title and of the first paragraph 



66 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE C0MMI8SI0K. 

of section one the word " thirty-two " and substituting therefor, in 
both instances, the word " thirty-three." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 127, 1003. 



[No. 1014.] 

AN ACT For the relief of the land tax payers In the municipalities of Oandon 

and Santa Cataliua in the Province of Ilocos Sur. 

Whereas the valuation of the real estate listed for taxation in the 
municipalities of Candon and Santa Catalina, Province of Ilocos Sur, 
was erroneously stated for the year nineteen hundred and two in 
Mexican currency and was collected as though such valuation had 
been expressed in United States currency at the same figures, and 

Whereas the amount of such tax collected in nineteen hundred and 
two was consequently double the amount that would have been col- 
lected if the valuations had been properly made in United States 
currency, and 

Whereas it further appears that the provisions of Act Numbered 
Eight hundred and eightv-one do not directly apply to the two muni- 
cipalities named : Now, therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ iliat: 

Section 1. The provincial board of the Province of Ilocos Siir is 
hereby authorized and directed to reduce the land valuations stated 
in Mexican currency in the aforesaid municipalities of Candon and 
Santa Catalina for the year nineteen hundred and two, by stating 
such valuations in United States currency at the rate of two dollars 
of Mexican currency to one dollar of United States currency, and the 
provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the provincial 
board by making a reduction upon the records of the province and 
the municipalities named, and shall treat all taxes paid in excess of 
the amounts that would have been paid under this revised assessment 
as overpayments subject to refund, as provided in section two of Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and eighty-one. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of sections three and four of Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and eighty-one, with regard to payment of 
delinquent taxes for nineteen hundred and two and reaemption of 
land sold or forfeited for nonpayment of taxes, shall apply to the 
changes in valuation made as described in section one of this Act, 
except that the time limit allowed for nonpayment of delinquent 
taxes and redemption of land sold or forfeited shall be extended to 
two months after the date of the passage of this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance witili 
section two of ''An Act prescribing the order of procedure 1^ the 



LAWS OF DNITSD STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 67 

Gommiasion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, ninetecni hundred. 

. Sbc. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, November 27, 1903. 



[No. 1015.] 

AN AOT Appropriating eighty-seven thousand dollars. In money of the United 
States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the construction of a 
wagon road from Pagbilao to Atimonan, in the Province of Tayabaa 

By authority of tJve United States^ he it etiacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of eighty-seven thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby 
appropriated out of so much of the three-million-dollar Congressional 
relief fund as reniains unappropriated in the Insular Treasury, for 
the purpose of constructing a wagon road from Pagbilao to Ati- 
monan, m the Province of Tayabas. 

Sec. 2. The money hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may 
be necessary, shall be disbursea bv the provincial treasurer of Taya- 
bas, unless the Civil Governor shall designate another person to act in 
that capacity upon giving proper bond. The provincial treasurer, or 
other disbursing officer, as the case may be, shall pay all bills for labor 
and material upon presentation of proper vouchers approved by the 
superintendent hereinafter provided for. 

Sec. 3. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in 
money or in rice, of such parts of the expenses incurred for labor and 
material as in his discretion he may deem for the best interests of the 
inhabitants. 

Sec. 4. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission shall have 
general supervision of the road construction herein provided for. He 
diall appoint a superintendent subject to the approval of the Secretary 
of Commerce and Police. The superintendent shall have immediate 
charge of the work of construction; he shall appoint his assistants 
and determine their compensations, subject to the approval of the 
Consulting Engineer to the Commission; he^ shall make detailed 
montUy reports of the progress of the work, including a statement 
of expenditures made during the preceding month, and the purposes 
thereof, to the Consulting Engineer, who shall forward the same to 
the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 

Sec. 5. The employees provided for in section four of this Act shall 
not necessarily be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act 
and Acts amendatory thereof, but employees belonging to the classi- 
fied service may be temporarily transferred to the work without losing 
their status in the classified service. 

Sec. 6. The superintendent shall purchase the necessary tools, sup- 
plies, and material, with the approval of the Consulting Engineer Uy 
the Commission. He may make purchases by contract, in the of)cn 
markets, through the Insular Purchasing Agent, or otherwise, when, 
in the opinion of the Civil Governor, such purchases are necMissary for 
the eoonomicad and speedy prosecution of tne work. 



68 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHIUPPINS 0010088109. 

Sbo. 7. The road constructed or repaired under this Act shall there- 
after be kept in repair by the provincial supervisor of Tayabas, under 
supervision and direction of the Consulting Engineer, and tlie cost of 
such repair shall be paid out of the treasury of the Province of 
Tayabas. 

Sbo. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 30, 1903. 



[No. 1016.] 

AN ACT Appropriating one hundred and eigtity thousand -dollars, In money of 
the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the cons^c- 
tlon of the Capas-O'Domiell-Iba wagon road, in the Provinces of Tarlac and 
Zambales. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and eighty thousand dollars, 
in money of the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
is hereby appropriated out of so much of the three-million-dollar Con- 
gressional relief fund as remains unappropriated in the Insular 
Treasury, for the purpose of constructing the Capas-0'Donnell-Iba 
waffon road, in the jProvinces of Tarlac and Zambales. 

Sec. 2. The sum hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, shall be disbursed by the provincial treasurer of Tarlac, or 
by a duly bonded official of the Government to be designated by the 
Cfivil Governor. The provincial treasurer, or other disbursing omcer, 
as the case may be, shall pay all bills for labor and material upon pre- 
sentation of proper vouchers approved by the superintendent herein- 
after provided for. 

Sec. 3. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in money 
or in rice, of such parts of the expenses incurred for labor and mate- 
rial as in his discretion he may deem for the best interests of the in- 
habitants. 

Sec. 4. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission shall have 
general supervision of the road construction herein provided for. He 
shall appoint a superintendent subject to the approval of the Secre- 
tary of Commerce and Police. The superintenaent shall have imme- 
diate charge of the work of construction ; he shall appoint his assist- 
ants and determine their compensation, subject to the approval of the 
Consulting Engineer to the Commission; he shall make detailed 
monthly reports of the progress of the work, including a statement of 
expenditures made durmg the preceeding month, and the purposes 
thereof, to the Consulting Engineer, who shall forward the same to 
the SecretaiT of Commerce and Police. 

Sec. 6. The employees provided for in section four shall not neoee- 
sarily be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Act and Aots 



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amendatory thereof, but employees belonging to the classified service 
may be temporarily transferred to the work without losing their 
status in the classified service. 

Sec. 6. The superintendent shall purchase the necessary tools, sup- 
plies, and material, with the approval of the Consulting Engineer to 
the Commission. He may maKe purchases by contract, in the open 
markets, through the Insular Purchasing Agent, or otherwise, when, 
in the opinion of the Civil Governor, such purchases are necessary for 
the economical and speedy prosecution of the work. 

Sec. 7. The road constructed under this Act shall thereafter be kejpt 
in repair by the provincial supervisor of Tarlac and the provincial 
supervisor-treasurer of Zambales under supervision and direction of 
the Consulting Engineer, and the cost of such repair shall be paid 
out of the treasury of the province in which the repair is made. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "JGi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, November 30, 1903. 



[No. 1017.] 

AN ACT Appropriating ninety thousand dollars, in nyoney of the United States, 
for the payment of interest on certificates of Indebtedness issued by the Gov- 
ernment of the Philippine Islands under Act of CJongress approved March 
second, nineteen hundred and three. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ninety 
thousand dollars, in money of the United States, for the payment of 
the quarterly interest due February first, nineteen hundred and four, 
on the certincates of indebtedness amounting to three million dollars, 
issued and sold on behalf of the Insular Government by the Secretary 
of War under authority of the Act of Congress approved March sec- 
ond, nineteen hundred and three, and Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety -six of the Philippine Commission, and for the payment 
of the quarterly interest due December first, nineteen hunored and 
three, and March first, nineteen hundred and four, on the certificates 
of indebtedness amounting to three million dollars, issued and sold 
on behalf of the Insular (xovemment by the Secretarv of War under 
authority of Act of Congress approved* March second, nineteen hun- 
dred ana three, and Act Numbered Seven hundred and ninety-two 
of the Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen - 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 1, 1903. 



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jUl? MTT AotJkrbliii^ « loan <>f tw«Dtr tlKi^mmd jieKML PhiTippineB cmreocy* to 

/^y a^lu^rUy of tli^. L'niled fitai^eK he U erya.:^^ by the PhSUp/nne 

Hrj.Tios h TlxH 'J*r*jaKurer of the Philippine Islmnds is herrf>v 
uuihim'/M to iixjvanr>> a£ a loan from the Insular Goremment to 
t}i4> l^r<}y'ui*>t of Ori^niJil Xegrof- the sum of twentv thousand pesos. 
Hiilippi/ie^ currejicy. to U-'exi>end€>d under the direction of the 
proviiid-al U^rd iu the ere^rtion of a *r^«x>ndarT school building in 
t^Ae iijufjj<;ifyaiity of I>uriia^ete. Tlie money so loaned is to be 
r*iMrihf^i U} tiie Int^ular Treasury, without interest, as follows: The 
tSn^t ^lay of Ih^^^mAMftr. nineteen hundred and five, four thousand 
fHSi^fH; tlie firbt ^hiy of December, nineteen hundred and six. four 
UiiT^UKand |>eK/h: the firnt day of I>ecember. nineteen hundred and 
«eveft, four thouhand penof; f the first day of December, nin^een 
hijndn5>fl and ei^rhl. four thou-Jind pesos: the first day of December, 
nifieU^n hundn^J and nine, four tliou.sand pe.sos. 

Kic^;. 2. The H^'/fudnry i^:h(M}l building provided for in the next 
prerse<lin(r httn-xioii f-hall iHt c^>nstnjfrt/.*d oiHy on plans to be drawn by 
Out (yUUtt iff llje hunniii of Architecture, approved by the General 
HujierinU'Jident of Kdu^^ation and the Secretary of Public bistruc- 
tion, and under the HU|x;rvjsion of the provincial board. 

Hw;* Ji* There ik herebv appropriate<l, out of any funds in the 
InHular 'iVea«ury not otherwise; appropriated, the sum of twenty 
thouHund iH*w>«, I^hilipnines currency, tf> compl}' with the provisions 
of thiH Act: I'romdi'A^ however^ Tnat the monej' shall not be paid 
by the InHulur Treanurer until he shall receive a resolution or the 
provin<!ia] l>oard of Oriental Ne^os aca»pting the loan and agreeing 
li> i\\i* tenuH of thin Act. 

Sk^'. 4, Tlie public jfrKxl re/^uiring the si)eedv enactment of this 
hill, tlie pUHhttge of tlj(j same is lierchy expedited in accordance with 
H<M;tion two or " An Act prew;ril)ing the order of procedure by the 
(JonuniHHion in tlie enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
nixth, nin(^t(M*n hundred. 

Hwj. 5. Hiis Act shall take fffrct on its passage. 

Knucted, I)<t4 hiImu* 2, VMW, 

(No. lOlD.l 

AN A<^r To aini'iid H4H*tloii l!ft<'4»n of Act Nninhorod Eight hundred and slxty- 
Hi*V4Mi, an A«'t nniondinK tlic organization of courts, l)y giving permission to the 
jiuttft* of th(* ( 'ourt of First Instance of the Sixth Judicial District to reside in 
ttio city of Manila. 

//// aut/ittritu of the Ihufcf/ States^ br it enacted hy the Philippine 
ComtnlHHion^ that: 

Suin'ioN 1. S«»ctinn fifteen of Ad. Numlwred Eight hundred and 
Kixty-Htwen, an Act aincmling the organization of courts, is hereby 
AnuuuhMl by adding the f()lloAvin|r to said s^^ction: 

*'The jmlgts of the Court of First Instance of the Sixth Judicial 
Pintriot nuiy i*tv4ide in the city of Manila, and shall haye the same 



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power to act in the city of Manila, with respect to causes pending in 
the Courts of First Instance of Cavite, La^na, and Bateuan, that is 

fiven by section twelve of this Act to a judge of the Court of First 
nstance with respect to causes pending in a Court of First Instance 
within his district when he is within the district but without the 
province of said court." 

Seo. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 3, 1903. 



[No. 1020.1 

AN ACT Appropriating? twenty thousand dollars. In money of the United 
States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the construction of a 
timber wharf at Cebu, Province of Ccbu, Philippine Islands. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The smn of twenty thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is 
hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, to be expended in the construction of a 
timber wharf at Cebu, Province of Cebu, Philippine Islands, in 
accordance with the general plans and specifications now on file in 
the office of the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, and for 
which bids were submitted November twenty-fourth, nineteen hun- 
dred and three. 

Sec. 2. The money hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as 
may be necessary, shall be disbursed by the disbursing officer of the 
Bureau of Engineering, unless the Civil Governor snail designate 
another person to act in that capacity. The disbursing officer shall 
pay all bills for labor, material, ana supplies not included in the 
contract, upon presentation of proper vouchers approved by the 
superintendent hereinafter providea for. He shall make monthly 
payments to the contractor, or contractors, duly designated to prose- 
cute this work, upon the certification of the amount and value of work 
in place by the superintendent hereinafter provided for, approved 
by the Consulting Engineer to the Commission. 

Sec. 3. The work herein provided for shall, so far as is prac- 
ticable, be done, and the necessary materials and supplies pur- 
chased, by contract, or contracts, with private individuals or cor- 
porations. 

Sec. 4. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission shall have 
general supervision of the construction herein provided for. He 
^all appoint a superintendent, subject to the approval of the Sec- 
retary of Commerce and Police, who shall have immediate charge 

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la LAWS or VMJTKD BTATBB FHIUPFOrE OOMMIBBKHr. 

of the wQik of oonstructioii md mspactkm. Tlie soperintaideDt flhall 
•jppoiixt his mssisttiitB aiMl inspe/dors mod determiDe their oompensa- 
iMfOS^ subject to the approval of the Coosoltiiig Engineer to the CSam- 
miflsioiL He shall make monthly reports of the pro^^reas of the wotk, 
tcwether with a detailed statement of the quantities of materials 
dwvered by the oontractors at the site of the works, the qoantitieB 
a<x>epted9 and in place, with the value of the 'work done at ocmtract 
prices, the expenditures incurred and the purposes tho^eof, to the 
Consulting Engineer to the Commission, who shall forward the 
mme to the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 

fit/:, 5. The employees provided for in section four of this Act 
shall not, necessaruy, be suDJect to the provisions of the Civil S^^co 
Act and the Acts amendatory thereof; but employees belonging to 
the dassified service may be temporarilv transferred to this work 
without losing their status in the classified service. 

Rfy;. 6. The public good requirinjg the speedv ^lactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited, in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec* 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 4, 11K)3. 



[No. 102L] 

AN ACT Approprladnfi; the nam of twenty thoniuiDd dollars. In money of the 
UoltMl 8tate0, to be ditihurned by the disborsitig agcut of tlie GoTemment of 
tbe Philippine lalanda resident in Woahlngton, District of Golnmbia. 

By autlu>rity of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
CoTwndHHion^ tJuit: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated', the sum of twenty 
thousand dollars, in money of the United States, to be paid to the 
DisburKinj^ Agent of the Government of the Philippine Islands, resi- 
dent in Washington, District of Columbia, appointed under Act 
Numbered One hundred and twenty-nine. The sum hereby appro- 
priated shall 1)0 devoted to the payment of such bills of me Uivil 
iJovenunent of the Philippine Islands as may be, or may have been, 
appro v(k1 by the Secretary of War, or ordered paid oy the Civil 
Gfovemor, 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall tnko effect on its passage. 

Kiiacted, December 7, 11)03, 



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[No. 1022.] 

AN ACT Amending section ten of Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty -seven, 
b^rproviding that a mortgage issued by an owner of an electric street railway, 
electric telephone line, or an electric light or power line constructed by author- 
ity of a general or special Act of the Commission, upon the franchise, plant, 
equipment, and property owned and operated in connection with the franchise 
therefor, may be recorded in the English or Spanish language. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section ten of Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty- 
seven, entitled "An Act prescribing: the method of applying to gov- 
ernments of municipalities, except tne city of Manila, and to provinces 
for franchises to construct and operate street railway, electric light 
and power and telephone lines, the conditions upon which the same 
may be granted, certain powers of the grantees of said franchises 
ana of grantees of similar franchises under special Act of the Com- 
mission, and for other purposes," is hereby amended by substituting 
in lieu thereof the following : 

" Sec. 10. The owner of an electric street railway, electric tele- 
l^hone line, or an electric light or power line constructed under this 
law, or by authority of a special Act of the Commission, shall have 
the power to issue a mortgage upon the franchise, plant, equipment, 
and property owned and operated in connection with the franchise, 
which shall constitute a first lien on the entire property, movable and 
immovable, then in possession of or subsequently acquired by the 
owner of the franchise and used by him in operation under the fran- 
chise. Such mortgage shall not prevent the sale of movables or per- 
sonal property of the owner when the same shall have ceased to be 
useful for the maintenance and oi>eration of the line free from the 
lien, but the lien shall attach to all property purchased and substi- 
tuted in the proper equipment of the line. In order that the mortgage 
shall constitute a prior lien as against purchasers of immovables, the 
mortgage having been duly executed in accordance with law shall be 
filed with the registrar or registrars of land in the province or prov- 
inces in which the line is: Provided, That the mortgage may be duly 
filed as herein directed in the Spanish or English language as it may 
have been executed in either language, but unless the original is 
accompanied by a reasonably correct translation, it shall be the duty 
of the registrar to procure the making of such a translation and to 
charge and collect a reasonable amount from the person filing the 
mortgage to pay for such a translation at the time of filing tlie orig- 
inal instrument, and to file the translation with the original, the lan- 
guage of the latter in case of doubt to control. AVhen the mortgage is 
foreclosed and the propertv sold thereunder in accordance with its 
terms, as a whole, the sale shall include the franchise, which may pass 
by assignment to the assignee and be enjoyed by him, if he is other- 
wise competent to do such businass in the Philippine Islands, in 
accordance with its terms. The mortgage may be issued to secure one 
loan or to secure a number of negotiable bonds, the owners of which 
shall be represented by one or more trustees, who shall be the grantee 
or grantees of the mortgage." 

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74 LAWS OF imiTEI) STATES PHILIPFIKS OOMMIBSION. 

the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the C!ommission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nin^been 
hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 7, 1903, 



[No. 1023.] 

AN ACT Authorizing provincial boards, in tlieir discretion, to extend tbe time 
within which may be used the carts prohibited l)y Act Numbered Seven hun- 
dred and seventy-four to a date not later than the thirty-first of May, nine- 
teen hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ t/uU: 

Section 1. The provincial boards of the various provinces of the 
Islands organized under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty- 
three are hereby authorized, in their discretion, to extend Uie time 
within which may be used carts with wheels having tires less Uian two 
and one-half incnes in width and with wheels rigid with the axles, 
and all sledges, to a date not later than the thirty-first day of May, 
nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the C!onmiission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 10, 1903. 



[No. 1024.] 

AN AiTF Amending Act Numlwred One hundred and tlilrty-six, entitled "An Act 
providing for tbe organization of courts in the Philippine Islands.*' 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section three of Act Numbered One hundred and thiriy- 
six, entitled "An Act providing for the organization of courts in the 
Philippine Islands," is hereby amended by striking out the word 
" thirty " in paragraph nimibered one of said section and inserting^ in 
lieu thereof the word " twenty-five," and by inserting after the word 
" law " in the first line of paragraph numbered three, the words ** ot 
have been a graduate of a law school of recognized standing,'' and by 
striking out the word " five " in the fourth line of said paragraph 
numbered three of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the word 
"three." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with aectioii 
two of "JGi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the GommiSBum 



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in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 10, 1903. 



[No. 1025.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty, so as to authorize 
the board therein created to recognize licenses issued by the Spanish Govern- 
ment and to grant licenses thereon without written examination, and provid- 
ing for the renewal of licenses already granted. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

SEcrriON 1. Section four of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eighty, entitled "An Act providing for the examination and licensing 
of applicants for the positions of master, mate, patron, and engineer 
of seagoing vessels in the Philippine coastwise trade, and prescribing 
the number of engineers to be employed by such vessels,^ is hereby 
amended by inserting at the end oi said section the following : 

" Provided^ That should any applicant for license as master, mate, 
patron, or engineer produce a properly authenticated license issued 
to him by the duly constituted authorities in the Philippine Islands 
during the Spanish regime, or such other evidence of competency as 
may be satisfactory to the Board, and shall have been engaged in 
the coastwise trade in the waters of the Philippine Islands in the 
position for which he seeks a license for at least two years, such writ- 
ten examination shall not be required, and license shall be issued 
thereon, provided he is shown to be physically sound and of good 
moral character and within the requirements oi section seven of this 
Act." 

Sec. 2. Upon the expiration of the license authorized to be issued 
by said Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty, the said Board is 
further authorized and empowered to renew such license from year 
to year upon due application being made as prescribed in said Act. 
but each renewal shall be operative for only one year. In case oi 
renewal of license the written examination required by section three 
of said Act shall not be had, but the applicant for renewal shall only 
be required to submit to an examination, if deemed necessary by the 
Board, to test his physical soundness, but the Board is authorized to 
refuse any application for renewal upon satisfactory evidence of mis- 
conduct, intemperate habits, incapacity or inattention to duty on the 
part of the licensee, and also to revoke any such renewal license, when 
granted, for the same reasons, or any of them. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of ''An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the C!om- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 16, 1903. 



76 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. 1026.] 

AN ACT Fixing the nnnuni tonnnge tax upon enBCoes and other vesaels not 
decked over and not propelled by their own steam, sail, or other similar 
motive |)ower, and constructed in the l^hiiippine Islands, and amending sec- 
tion one hundred and thirty-five of the Philippine Customs Administrative 
Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enncted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All cascoes and other craft not decked over and not pro- 
pelled by their own steam, sail, or other similar motive power^ in the 
thilippme Islands, for which licenses shall hereafter be obtained or 
renewed, shall be subject to an annual license fee of one peso, Philip- 
pines currency, per gross ton : Provided^ That it shall oe shown to 
the collector of customs issuing the licenses that such* craft have been 
constructed in the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 2. Nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to author- 
ize any refund of any tonnage tax already paid upon these vessels in 
accordance with the heretofore existing law. 

Sec. 3. Anything in section one hundred and thirty-five of the 
Philippine Customs Administrative Act in conflict with the provisions 
of this Act is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 10, 1903. 



[No. 1027.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Xuin]>or(Hl Nine huiuiroil and fifty-six, entitled "An Act 
nnluciug the thirtj-one uiuiiitipalities of the I'l-oviiice of Tayabas to twenty- 
seven." 

By avthority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission , tn at : 

Section 1. Act NumlKMvd Nine hundred and fifty-six, entitled ** An 
Act reducing the thirty-one municipalities of the Province of Tayabas 
to twenty-seven," is herel)y amended as follows : 

(a) By striking out the words " thirty-one " and " twenty-seven " 
in the title and in section one and sul)stitutiiig therefor the words 
" thirty " and '^ twenty-six,'' respectively. 

(6) By striking out the word " Candelaria " in the second line of 
paragraph numben^d five of said st^ction one. 

Sec. 2. The public g(K)d recpiiring the sj)eedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the »iiime is herel)y exptMlited in accordance with section 
two of " ^Vn Act prescribing the onlci of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed SeptemlxT twenty-sixth, nine* 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, Deceml^er IS, 1003. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 77 

[No. 1028.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of Ave buudred and ten dollars, in money of 
the Unit^ States, for defraying expenses iucuiTed in the publication of vol- 
ume one of **The Opinions of the Attorney-General of the Philippine 
Islands." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of five hundred and ten dollars, in money of 
the United States, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay for services ren- 
dered in connection with the publication oi Volume One of- "The 
Opinions of the Attorney-General of the Philippine Islands," as fol- 
lows: Charles A. Engelbracht, four hundred and fifty dollars; Gus- 
tavus A. Ohlinger. sixty dollars. 

Sec 2. The puolic good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Conunission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. * ' 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, Decembei^S, 1903. 



[No. 1020.] 

AN ACT Amending section one of Act Numbered One thousand and four, enti- 
tled "An Act annexing the northern part of the Province of Zambales to the 
Province of Pangasinan and providing that the southern part thereof shall 
continue as a separate province under the name of Zambales.'* 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission, that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Nimibered One thousand and four, 
entitled "An Act annexing the northern part of the Province of Zam- 
bales to the Province of Pangasinan and providing that the southern 
part thereof shall continue as a separate province under the name of 
Zambales," is hereby amended by striking out the word " and " in the 
third line, and by adding, after the word " Infanta " in the same line, 
the words "Anda, Bani, and A^o." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-.sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 19, 1903. 



78 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE GOlOflSSION. 

[No. 1030.] 

AN ACT Creating an honorary board of commissioners, composed of fifty 
Filipinos of prominence and education, to visit the Louisiana Purchase 
Exposition at Saint Louis at Government expense. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. The Civil Governor is authorized and directed to 
appoint, by and with the consent of the Philippine C!ommission, an 
Honorary Board of Commissioners, consisting of not more than 
fifty Filipinos of prominence and education, to visit the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition to be held at Saint Louis during the year nine- 
teen hundred and four. The Civil Governor is authorized to appoint 
Filipinos now holding office in the Islands, if their absence from 
official duty in the Islands during the time needed to make the visit 
to the United States may be made consistent with the interests of the 
public service. 

Sec. 2. The Honorary Board of Commissioners herein authorized 
to be appointed shall travel in a body, so far as practicable, and the 
period between the date of tfieir departure from Manila for the 
United States and the date of their return to Manila shall not exceed 
five months. The Civil Governor shall fix the ^ate of the departure 
of the Board. The Board shall be accompanied by an American 
official of the Philippine Government, to be designated by the Civil 
Governor, who shall have a knowledge of the English and Spanish 
languages sufficient to enable him to act as interpreter on all occa- 
sions, and who shall have charge of the Board in making the arrange- 
ments for travel and subsistence. A second official of the Philippine 
Government shall be designated by the Civil Governor as the dis- 
bursing officer to disburse tlie funds needed to pay the expenses of the 
Board. 

Sec. 3. There shall be allowed, as traveling and subsistence ex- 
penses, to each nonofficial member of the Honorary Board of Commis- 
sioners, the sum of ten dollars, United Staters currency, per day, from 
the time of his departure from Manila until the date or his return to 
Manila, and to each official member, in addition to his salary as pro- 
vided by law, the sum of seven dollars. United States currency, jjer 
day. The per dienis of the American official in charge of the &iard 
and of the disbursing officer shall be fixed by the Civil Governor, 

Sec. 4. The Honorary Board of Commissioners shall organize by 
the el(»ction of a chairman, a secretary, and an executive committee of 
five. The secretary shall keep minutes of all formal action taken by 
the Board and shall make report of the same to the Civil Governor 
on the return of the Board to Manila. The Board sliall also appoint 
a committee of three members whose duty it shall be to keep a history 
of the journey and to make a connected account and report thereof to 
the Civil Governor on the return of the Board to Manila. 

Skc. 5. The HoiKjrary Board of Commissioners shall not only 
visit Saint Louis, wliere it shall spend at least a month in the examina- 
tion of the Exi)osition, but it sliall also visit those principal cities of 
the United States which shall be agn^ed upon by the executive com- 
mittee of the Board after conference with the Philippine Expositioii 
Board. The disbursing officer is authorized to j)ay the traveling and 
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charge the same to the respective members of the Board, paying any 
balance remaining due to each member at the end of each week. 

Sec. 6. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insu- 
lar Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seventy-five 
thousand dollars, in money oi the United States, to defray the 
expenses herein authorized to be incurred. 

Sec. 7. Sections eleven and twelve of Act Numbered Five hundred 
and fourteen, enacted November eleventh, nineteen hundred and two, 
are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 22, 1903. 



[No. 1031.] 

AN ACT Making deficiency appropriation for the payment of salaries and 
wages in the Bureau of Customs and Immigi'iirtiou for the first half of the 
fiscal year nineteen hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of six thousand dollars, in monejr of the 
United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby 
appropriated, out of any fimds in the Insular Treasury not otherwise 
iippropriated, to be expended in the payment of salaries and wages in 
the Bureau of Customs and Immigration for the first half of the fiscal 
year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this biH, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 23, 1903. 



[No. 1032.] 

AN ACT Providing that the salaries of provincial and municipal officers and 
employees shall be fixed in Philippines currency at the same amounts now 
allowed by law to be fixed in Mexican currency, and that the assessment, 
imposition, and collection of taxes, public dues, and impositions now author- 
ized and made payable by law in Mexican currency shall be made payable in 
Philippines currency on tlie basis of one Philippine peso for one Mexican 
dollar, and that all compensation for insular or provincial officers and em- 
ployees and all official fees and charges now made by law payable in Mexi- 
can currency shall be payable in Philippines currency on the basis of one 
Philippine peso for one Mexican dollar. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All provincial treasurers, municipal councils, and 
other authorities of every kind in the Philippine Islands who have 



80 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

authority to fix tho salaries of municipal officers and employees are 
hereby authorizi^d and directed to fix such salaries in Philippines 
currency, instead of in Mexican currency, anything in existing law 
to the contrary notwithstanding. All such salaries heretofore fixed 
in Mexican currency shall, after January first, nineteen hundred 
and four, be payable in Philippines currency at the same amounts 
as now provided by law in Mexican currency, and shall remain fixed 
at such amounts in Philippines currency until changed by oom- 
petent authority. 

Sec. 2. On and after the first day of January, nineteen hundred 
and four, all public dues, internal revenues, industrial, stamp, for- 
estry, cedilla, license, and municipal taxes of every kind, and all fines 
and penalties imposed by courts or other authorities, shall be im- 
posed, assessed, and collected in Philippines currency instead of in 
Mexican currency as now provided by law, and at the same amounts 
in Philippines currency as are now fixed by law for such taxes, fines, 
and penalties in Mexican currency: Provided^ however^ That Span- 
ish-Filipino coins may be received in payment of such taxes, niies, 
and penalties at the official ratio that shall from time to time prevail 
until such time as Spanish-Filipino coins shall by law cease to be re- 
ceivable for public dues. 

Sec. 3. On and after January first, nineteen hundred and four, 
all compensation that is provided by law for Insular or provincial 
officers and employees, wherever such compensation is fixed in Mexi- 
can currency, and all official fees and charges. Insular, provincial, or 
municipal, wherever such fees are fixed in Mexican currency, shall 
be pavable in Philippines currency on the basis of one Philippine 
peso for one Mexican dollar. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring i\\Q speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "'An Act presci-ibing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, December 28, li)03. 



[No. 103:^.1 

AN ACT Appropriating one InindnHl :nul twenty thousand five hundred doHaniy 
United States currency, for the i)urpose of continuing tlie cnnstruction of the 
Beuj^uet road from Pozorubio, rangasinan, to Baguio, Benguet 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appro[)riate(i, the sum of one hundred 
and twenty thousand live hundred dollars, in money of the United 
States, to be expended in continuing the work of construction of the 
Benguet Koad from Pozorubio, Province of Pangasinan, to Baguio, 
Province of Benguet. 

Sec. 2. The moneys appropriated by this Act shall be available far 
withdrawal either in United States currency or in PhilippineB 



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currency, at the option of the engineer in charge of Benguet 
iniprovements. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted,' December 28, 1903. 



[No. 1034.] 

AN ACT Providing for the Issue of bonds for the Government of the Philippine 
Islands to the amount of seven million two hundred and thirtj'-seven thou- 
sand dollars, gold coin of the United States of the present standard value, 
for the purpose of acquiring funds for the payment of the purchase price of 
certain large tracts of land in the Philippine Islands, commonly known as 
the Friar Lands, pursuant to the provisions of sections sixty-three, sixty-four, 
and sixty-five of the Act of CJongress entitled "An Act tempornrlly to provide 
for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine 
Islands, and for other purposes," approved July first, nineteen hundred and 
two. 

Whereas the Government of the Philippine Islands, on the twenty- 
second day of December, nineteen liundrcd and three, entered into a 
preliminary contract with the Philippine Sugar Estates Development 
Company, Limited, for the purchase, from the latter, of eight haci- 
endas containing about sixty thousand three hundred and two hec- 
tares of land, agreeing to pay therefor the sum of thre^ million six 
hundred and sevcntv-one thousand six hundred and fifty-seven dol- 
lars, in the money oi the United States ; and also upon the same date 
with La Sociedad Agricola de Ultramar, for the purchase, from the 
latter of eighteen haciendas and parcels of land, containing about 
sixty-two thousand one hundred and forty hectares of land, for the 
sum of cwo million two hundred and thirt^n thousand seven hundred 
and seventy-nine dollars, in the money of the United States ; and also 
upon the same date with the Recoleto Order of the Philippine Islands, 
for the purchase from the latter, of twenty-three thousand two hun- 
dred and sixty-six hectares of land, for the sum of three hundred 
and six thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine dollars, in the money 
of the United States; and also upon the same date with the British- 
Manila Estates Company, Limited, for the purchase, from the latter, 
of eighteen thousand four hundred and nineteen hectares of land, for 
the sum of one million and forty-five thousand dollars, in the money 
of the United Statas, all of said contracts of purchase being executory 
in character, pending examination of titles and containing various 
provisions and stipulations in regard thereto which need not be 
herein particularized, and all of said lands beinff situated in the 
Philippine Islands and being particularly described in said contracts 
of purchase, and being lands commonly called Friar Lands, that is, 
lands which were formerly owned by certain religious orders of the 
Roman Catholic Church ; and 

Whereas the contracts of purchase of said haciendas and parcels of 



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land were made by the Philippine Commission pursuant to authority 
vested in the CJommission by section sixty-four of the Act of C!o! 
entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the administration oi the 
affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other 
purposes," approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, because, in 
its opinion, tne holding thereoi, in such large tracts or parcels, by said 
corporations, injuriously effects the peace and welfare of the Philip- 
pine Islands ; and 

Whereas the Government of the Philippine Islands finds it neces- 
sary to issue and sell bonds in order to raise the sum required to pay 
for said lands, in pursuance of said contracts: Now, therefore. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Co^nmission^ that: 

Section 1. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to issue, in 
the name and on behalf of the Government or the Philippine Islands, 
its bonds to the amount of seven million two hundred and thirty-seven 
thousand dollars, in the money of the United States. The bonds thus 
authorized to be issued shall be dated February first, nineteen hun- 
dred and four ; shall bear interest at the rate oi four per centum per 
nnnum, payable quarterly; shall be redeemable at the pleasure of the 
Government of the Philippine Islands after ten years, and payable in 
thirty years after date in gold coin of the United States of tne present 
standard value. Both principal and interest shall be payable at the 
Treasury of the United States. The said bonds shall be fn registered 
form in denominations of one thousand dollars and ten thousand dol- 
lars, in proportions to suit the purchaser or purchasers thereof, and 
shall be registered and transferaole at the office of the Register of the 
Treasury Department of the United States, Washinj|:t>on, District of 
C!olumbia. The said bonds are declared by section sixty-four of said 
Act of CJongress to be exempt from the payment of all taxes or duties 
of the Government of the Philippine Islands or any local authority 
therein or of the Government of the United States as well as from 
taxation in any form by or under state, municipal, or local authority 
in the United States or the Philippine Islands, pursuant to which Act 
of Congress and this Act these bonds are issued, which facts ^all be 
stated upon their face. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary of War is further authorized to sell said 
bonds on such terms as are most favorable to the Government of the 
Philippine Islands: Provided^ That no bond or bonds shall be sold at 
less than their par or face value, and shall deposit the proceeds of such 
sale or sales with the Guaranty Trust Company of New York, the 
authorized depository of the Government of the Philippine Islands, 
to the credit of tiie Treasurer of the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 3. The Secretary of War shall report to the Auditor and the 
Treasurer of the Philippine Islands the amount of said bonds so 
issued and sold by him, together witli. their numbers and denomina- 
tions and the amount realized from such sale or sales thereof, and 
the same shall be made a matter of record in the offices of the Auditor 
and the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 4. In the event of the lease, sale, or other disposition, by the 
Government of the Philippine Islands, of any part or all of said 
lands contracted to* be purchased, as above set forth, all moneys re- 
ceived from such leasing, selling, or other disposition shall oon^tute 
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said bonds and shall also constitute a sinking fund for the payment 
of said bonds at their maturity and shall be devoted to no otner pur- 
pose. When and as rents are collected from any land so leased and 
when and as the proceeds of sale or other disposition of any of said 
lands, when sold or disposed of, are received by the Government of 
the Philippine Islands, the same shall be deposited in the Treasury 
of the Philippine Islands and shall be there neld as a separate trust 
fund and shall be invested and reinvested as a sinking fund for the 
payment of the principal and interest of said bonds as they mat'ure, 
in such manner as the Philippine Commission shall provide. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaitea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 6| 1904. 

[No. 1035.] 

AN ACT Amending section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and two, 
and section one of Act Numbered Nine hundred and eighty-nine, by extending 
the time for completing the registration of Chinese in the Philippine Islands. 

Whereas it was impossible to complete the registration of all Chi- 
nese persons in the Philippine Islands within the eight months end- 
ing December twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and three, as provided 
in Acts Numbered Seven hundred and two and Nine hundred and 
eighty-nine: Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The time for such registration is, pursuant to authority 
granted by section four of the Act of Congress approved April 
twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and two, hereby extended for a 
period of two months, to date from December twenty-ninth, nineteen 
hundred and three. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted} January 6, 1904. 



[No. 1036.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of twenty thousand pesos, Philippines currency, 

to the Province of La Laguna. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
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sand pesos, Philippines currency, to be loaned to the Province of La 
Laguna, and to be expended by the provincial board of that province 
for the general purposes of the provincial government. 

Sec. 2. The moneys appropriated in the first section of this Act 
shall be paid to the treasurer of the Province of La Laguna upon the 
production by him to the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands of a 
certified copy of a resolution of the provincial board of the Province 
of La Lagima accepting such loan and agreeing to repay the same, 
wifliout interest, on or before the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hun- 
dred and four. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 7, 1904. 



[No. 10:^7.1 

AN ACT Authorizing merchants and others In tlie Philippine Islands to export 
food products whiih have paid duty, for a limited i)eriod, and in lieu thereof 
to import like food products, for a limited period, without payment of customs 
duty. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commissian^ that: 

Section 1. Merchants and other j>ersons carrying on business in 
the Philippine Islands, and having in their possession canned goods 
and food products which have been imported into the Islands and 
have paid customs duties, are hereby authorized to export such mer- 
chandise at any time prior to the first day of March, nineteen hundred 
and four, and upon such exportation to receive from the Collector of 
Customs a certificate stating the amount and kind of merchandise so 
exported and that the person or corporation so exporting shall be 
entitled to free entry of canned goods and food products of a like 
character and amount imported prior to the first day of May, nine- 
teen hundred and four, and such certificate shall entitle the person or 
corporation receiving the same to such free entry prior to the first 
day of May, nineteen hundred and four, but not thereafter. The 
provisions of this Act are limited entirely to canned goods and food 
products. 

Sec. 2. It is hereby made the duty of the Collector of Customs for 
the Philippine Islands to frame suitable regulations for the adminis- 
tration 01 this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed Septemlx^T twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eifect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 9, IDOl. 



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[No. 1038.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two, as amended, so 
as to locate the seat of municipal government of the municipality of Malolos, 
of the Province of Bulacan, in the former municipality of Barasoain. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Oommission, t/uU: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and thirty-two, entitled 
"An Act reducing the twenty-five municipalities of the Province of 
Bulacan to thirteen," as amended, is hereby further amended by sub- 
stituting the word " Barasoain " for the word " Malolos " in the last 
line of paragraph numbered one of section one thereof, so that said 
paragraph shall read as follows : 

" 1. The municipality of Malolos shall consist of its present terri- 
tory and that of the municipalities of Barasoain and Santa Isabel, 
with the seat of the municipal government at the present municipality 
of Barasoain." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage ot the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 12, 1904. 



[No. lO,*^!).] 

AN AC5T Dedicating certain portions of the public lands and buildings In the 
municipality of Cavite, Province of Cavite, to the use of the Navy Department 
of the United States Government as a naval station, and granting certain 
other portions thereof to the said province and certain other portions thereof 
to the said municipality. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following public lands and buildings in the 
municipality of Cavite, Province of Cavite, are hereby dedicated 
to the use of the Navy Department of the United States Govern- 
ment as a naval station: (1) The arsenal and navy-yard, with all 
its buildings, inclosures, and other structures, including the pre- 
sidio. (2) The parade ground west of Fort San Felipe and the 
navy-yard gate and east of Callc Farnecio. (3) The old tobacco 
factory south of the parade ground. (4) The old headquarters 
of the military engineers, including the easterly part of the block 
west of Calle Farnecio and south of Calle Arsenal. (5) The lands 
and buildings north of the parade ground and Calle Novaliches, 
as far west as the line of trees on the easterly side of the paseo 
extending north from the end of Calle Isabel Segunda, including 
the plaza and the old public market place. (6) The open land on 
the north water front between the line of trees on the northerly side 
of the paseo and the sea wall, fi'om the said plaza and market place 
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86 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

preserving as a public highway the present road on the eastern and 
northern sides of the paseo. (7) Tlie land along the south water 
front from Calle Famecio west to the southwest salient. (8) The 
Porta- Vaga defenses. 

Sec. 2. The following public lands and buildings in the said 
municipality of Cavite are hereby granted to the said Province 
of Cavite: (1) The treasury building and adjoining lot and shed 
on Calle Arsenal. (2) The lot on Calle Arsenal facing the treasury 
building and adjoining the Rccoleto convent. (3) The Government 
house on Calle Isabel Segunda. (4) The Cavite high school near 
the boundary between the former municipalities of Cavite and San 
Roque. 

Sec. 3. The following public lands and buildings in the said 
municipality of Cavite are hereby granted to the said municipality: 
(1) The undedicated portion of the paseo extending from the north 
end of Calle Isabel Segunda, passing the statue of Columbus, to the 
northwest salient, to be kept open as a public thoroughfare. (2) The 
northwest salient. (3) Soledad Square. (4) The isthmus leading 
from Porta- Vaga gate toward San Roque, to be kept open as a 
public thoroughfare. (5) The southwest salient. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 12, 1904. 



[No. 1040.1 

AN ACT Rosailatiiig the hours of labor, loaves of absence, and transportation 
of offif'ers antl employees in the IMiilippiiie civil service, and re|)ealiag Act 
Numl>ered Eighty, and all acts amendatory thoriM>f. 

By authority of the United States, he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

SEcmoN 1. The required office hours of all Bureaus and Offices in 
the Philippine civil s(»rvice shall be fixed by executive order, but they 
shall not l)e less than six and one-half hours of labor each day, not 
including time for lunch and exclusive of Sundays and of days de- 
clared public holidays by law or executive order: Provided^ That 
when the nature of the duties to be performed or the interests of the 
public service re<iuire it officers and emplovees may, by direction of 
the head of the Bureau or Office, be requirecl to work on Sundays aad 
holidays without additional compensation unless otherwise specifio- 
ally authorized by law. It shall oe the duty of heads of Bureaus « 
Offices to require of all employees, of whatever grade or class, not less 
than the number of hours oi lal)or authorized by law or executive 
order, but the head of any Department, Bureau, or Office may, in the 
interests of the public service, exti^nd the dailv hours of labor therein 
specified for any or all of the employees un^er him, and in case of 
such extension it shall be without additional compensation ii«U>— 



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otlierwise provided by law: Provided^ however^ That during the 
heated term from the first day of April to the fifteenth day of June 
in each year and on Saturdays throughout the year the Civil Gov- 
ernor may, by executive order, reduce the required number of hours 
of labor on each day to five hours. This executive order shall not 
oblige the head of a Department, Bureau, or Office in the Philippine 
civil service to reduce the hours of labor to five hours, but it shall be 
within his discretion to reduce the number of hours if consistent with 
the needs of the public service; nor shall this provision be regarded as 
conferring a right upon officers or employees. This reduction of the 
required hours of labor shall not apply to the officers or employees of 
any Bureau of Office to whom an overtime wage is allowed and paid. 
The length of sessions of the courts shall be regulated by existing 
law, but the provisions of this Act shall apply to all offioers and 
employees in the Bureau of Justice except judges. The number of 
hours for the daily sessions of the public schools shall be fixed by the 
Secretary of Public Instruction, but they shall not be less than five 
hours a ^ay. 

Sec. 2. (a) After at least two years' continuous, faithful, and sat- 
isfactory service, the Civil Governor or proper head of a Department 
shall, subject to the necessities of the public service, and upon proper 
application therefor, grant each regularly and permanently appointed 
officer or employee in the civil service, insular or provincial, or of the 
city of Manila, except as hereinafter provided, accrued leave of 
absence with full pay, inclusive of Sundays and of days declared pub- 
lic holidays by law or executive order, for each year of service in 
accordance with the following schedule: An employee receiving an 
annual salary of less than nine hundred dollars shall be granted 
twenty days' leave; an employee recei^'ing an annual salary of from 
six hundred to nine hundred dollars with board and quarters, and an 
officer or employee receiving an annual salary of nine hundred dollars 
or more, but less than one thousand eight hundred dollars, shall be 
granted thirty days' leave; an officer or employee receiving an annual 
salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars or more shallbe granted 
thirty-five days' leave. I^eave shall accrue while an officer or em- 
ployee is on dulv authorized leave of absence with pay. 

{h) If an officer or employee elects to postpone the taking of any 
or all of the leave to which he is entitled under this section, such leave 
may accumulate until eTanuary first, nineteen hundred and five, after 
which date no person shall at any time have to his credit more than 
the accrued leave allowed for five years' service, and if his salary 
changes he shall receive the same amount of leave and pay as if he 
had taken the leave while receiving the salary at which it accrued. 

{c) An officer or employee who has served in the Islands for three 
years or more, or two years if appointed under the provisions of 
Act Numbered Eighty, as amended, and who has accumulated to his 
credit the accrued leave allowed for two full years, may be granted 
permission to visit the United States: Provided^ That such permis- 
sion shall not be granted oftener than once in every three years. 

{d) K person in the teaching service shall not be granted accrued 
leave in accordance with the schedule provided in this section, but in 
lieu thereof he may be granted leave on full pay during vacation 
periods, with permission to spend a vacation period in the United 
States not oftener than once in every three years. 

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88 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILEPPINB OOMIOSSION. 

(e) In case an officer, teacher, or other employee is panted leave 
to visit the United States, he shall be allowed, with halt pay in addi- 
tion to the leave granted, sixty days for the time occimied by him 
in goinff to and returning from the United States ii he is serv- 
ing in Manila, and if serving in the provinces sixty days plus the 
actual and necessary time consumed irom date of departure from 
station to date of aeparture from Manila, and on returning, from 
date of arrival at Manila to date of arrival at station, such half salary 
to be paid on return to duty. On the completion of two years of 
continuous, faithful, and satisfactory service, after returning to the 
Islands from leave of absence to visit the United States granted 
for three or more years' service, he shall be allowed his actual and 
necessary traveling expenses from his place of residence in the United 
States to Manila if he come by the route and steamer directed. 

(/) Semiskilled and unskilled laborers, temporary and emer^ncy 
employees, persons receiving a daily wa^e or salary, persons emisted 
for a term of years, persons in the United States civil service who 
are paid in whole or in part from insular funds, and persons who 
receive compensation for official duties performed in connection with 
private business, vocation, or profession, such duties requiring only a 
portion of their time, shall not be entitled to the leave provided in 
this section. 

(g) The provisions of this section shall be retroactive in effect so 
as to entitle officers and employees of the Philippine civil service, 
whether serving as such by regular appointment or by detail from 
the Army, the Isavy, or the civil service of the United States, previons 
to the passage of this Act, to any accrued leave to which they would 
have been entitled had Act Numbered Eighty, as amended, been appli- 
cable to them at the date of their employment or detail, computing 
the leave in the case of an officer on the basis of the salary and allow- 
ances received while on detail, and in the case of an enlisted man on 
the basis of first salary received in the Philippine civil service. No 
application for leave of absence presented by an officer or employee 
who has heretofore resigned without applying for leave shall be con- 
sidered if presented after July first, nineteen hundred and four, or by 
an officer or employee who resigns after January first, nvneteen hun- 
dred and four, if his application is not presented within six months 
of the date of the acceptance of his resignation. 

Sec. 3. After at least six months' continuous, faithful, and satisfac- 
toiT service the Civil Governor or proper head of a Department may. 
in his discretion, grant each officer or employee entitled to the accrued 
leave provided in section two of this Act in addition to such accrued 
leave, vacation leave of absence with full pay, inclusive of Sundays 
and of days declared public holidays by law or executive order, for 
each calendar year of service, in accordance with the following 
schedule: An employee receiving an annual salary of less than one 
thousand dollars may be granted twenty-one days' vacation leave, an 
officer or employee receiving an annual salary of one thousand dollars 
or more may be granted twenty -eight days' vacation leave, vacaticm 
leave must be taken within the calendar year in which it is earned. 
The vacation leave provided for only one calendar year may be al- 
lowed in connection with accrued leave granted with or without per- 
mission to visit the United States. In cases of resignation vacation 
leave shall not be allowed in addition to accrued leave. All appU 



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tions for vacation leave shall be made on a form prescribed by the 
Philippine Civil Service Board. 

Sec. 4. (a) Absence from duty of teachers, due to illness, shall be 
charged against their vacations, and with the consent of the Secretary 
of Public Instruction they may remain on duty during vacations for 
a period equal to that lost on account of illness, in which case no de- 
duction of pay shall be made on account of absence caused by illness. 

(6) Absence of other regularly and permanently appointed officers 
and employees in the Philippine civil service on account of illness shall 
be charged first against vacation leave and then against accrued leave, 
until both are exhausted, when further absence shall be without pay. 

(c) Payment of salair to an officer or employee for any absence 
during his first six months of service properly chargeable to vacation 
leave, or during his first two years of service properly chargeable to 
accrued leave, shall be withheld until such leave may properly be 
taken under the provisions of section two or three of £nis Act : Pro- 
vided^ however^ That in case of absence due to illness the Civil Gov- 
ernor or proper head of Department may direct that payment for 
such absence be not withheld if not in excess of the vacation and 
accrued leave to his credit. In case absence is on account of wounds or 
injuries incurred in the performance of duty and extends beyond the 
vacation leave to his creait, the Civil Governor or proper head of De- 
partment may direct that such further absence shall oe on full pay. 
If the absence caused by illness, wounds, or injuries shall exceed six 
months in any twelve months, the officer or employee shall be immedi- 
ately separated from the service. 

Sec. 5. If a regularly appointed officer or employee in the Philip- 
pine civil service who has rendered faithful and satisfactory service 
shall die while in the service, the imused accrued leave that might 
have been granted at the time of death shall be determined, and the 
salary equivalent of the accrued leave shall be paid to the person or 
persons entitled by law to receive the same. 

Sec. 6. Whenever upon the resignation or death of an officer or 
employee it is necessary to the interests of the public service that the 
position occupied by him shall be immediately filled, the Civil Gov- 
ernor or proper head of Department may direct that all accrued leave 
granted him be commuted rrom the funds of the Government, Insular 
or provincial, or of the city of Manila, in which he was serving at the 
time of his resignation or death. If he was in the service of the In- 
sular Government, payment shall be made by settlement warrant 
from the insular salary and expense fund; if he was in the service of 
the city of Manila, payment shall be made by settlement warrant 
from the salary and expense fund of the city of Manila; and if he 
was in the service of a province, the provincial board of such province 
is hereby authorized, upon direction of the Civil Governor as above 
provided, to commute from the provincial funds the accrued leave of 
absence granted such officer or employee. If there is no urgent neces- 
sity for filling the position at once, payment for the accrued leave 
granted shall oe made from the salary appropriated for the position 
last filled by him. 

This section shall be retroactive in effect so far as necessary to 
authorize, in cases now pending, the procedure herein provided. 

Sec. 7. All applications for accrued leave of absence shall be 
made on a form prescribed by the Civil Service Board, and shall 



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first be acted upon by the Chief of the Bureau or Office, and by him 
submitted to the Civil Service Board for its recommendation. The 
hpplicfttioil shall thoii be forwarded by the Board to the head of the 
Departmeint ill whi<:jh thci abpliciatit is employed for his final decision, 
Except in I'espoct to those Bureatis or Offices hot uhder any Depart- 
ment, in which cases the recommendations df th^ fioard shall be for-' 
warded to the Civil Oovernor for his final decision. 

Sec. 8. The Civil Governor is authorized to pronmlgate executive 
orders regulating the method of enforcing the provisions of this Act, 
including the withholding of Siilary for leave granted. 

Sec. 9. The appointment of all persons residing in the United 
States to the Philippine civil service, whether by transfer from the 
United States civil service or otherwise, shall be subject to the fol- 
lowing Conditions: 

(a) A person residing in the United States who is appointed to 
the Philippine civil service may pay his traveling expenses from the 
place of his residence in the United States to Manila t Provided^ That 
if any part of his traveling expenses is borne by the Governtnent of 
the Philippine Islands, ten per centum of his monthly salary shall 
be retained until the amount retained is equal to the amount borne 
by the Government: Aiid prorided further^ That if he shall come by 
the route and steamer directed, his actual and necessary traveling 
expenses shall be refunded to him at the expiration of two year? 
satisfactory service in the Philippines. 

(h) He shall be allowed halt salary from the date of embarkation 
and full salary from the date of his arrival in the Islands: Promded^ 
That he proceed directly to the Islands; otherwise, he shall be allowed 
half salary for such time only as is ordinarily required to perform 
the Journey by the route directed: And frorl^ed furtlier^ That such 
half salary shall not be paid until after the expiration oi two years 
of satisfactory service in the Philippines. 

(c) A pei'son residing in the United States accepting an appoint- 
ment to a position in the civil service of the Government of the 
Philippine Islands, under the conditions named in this Act, shall, 
before receiving such appointment, execute a contract and deliver it 
to the Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department, 
wherein the appointee shall stipulate that he w^ill remain in the 
service of the Government of the Philippine Islands for at least two 

Siars, unless released by the Cival Governor or proper head of a 
epartment. A breach of the conditions provided in the contract or 
a removal for cause shall require the proper officer to withhold pay- 
ment of all salary and traveling expenses due to the person em- 
ployed and who has violated the conditions of his contract or been 
removed for cause, and shall debar such person from ever entering 
again the public service of the Philippine Government in any of its 
branches. In such case, an action shall lie for the recovery of the 
amount expended by the Government in bringing the employee to 
the Philippine Islands. 

{d) Irrespective of leave gianted, a regularly appointed officer or 
employee who has rendered continuous, faithful, and satisfactoinf 
service for three years or more after arrival in the Philippine Islands 
shall, upon his retirement from the service, be allowed half salary for 
thirty days in addition to full salary for the period wliich may be 
granted him as leave of absence under the provisions of this Act; and 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 91 

if appointed prior to the passa^ of this Act, he shall also be fur- 
nished transportation from Manila to San Krancisco, or transporta- 
tion of equal cost to the Government bv any other route. 

Sec. 10. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to judges of the 
Supreme Court, the Courts of First Instance, the Court of Land Reg- 
istration, and the Court of Customs Appeals, but their leaves of 
absence and traveling expenses shall be governed by existing law or 
such law as may be hereafter enacted. 

Sec. 11. All special contracts made with appointees of the Philip- 
pine civil service prior to the passage of this Act shall remain unaf- 
lected by the terms and provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 12. Act Numbered Eighty and all amendments therex)f , and all 
other Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions hereof, are 
hereby repealed : Provided however^ That all leaves of absence accru- 
ing prior to January first, nineteen hundred and four, shall be com- 
puted under the schedule provided in section two of said Act Num- 
bered Eighty, as amended. 

Sec. 13. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect on its passage, but its provisions 
shall be retroactive and effective as of January first, nineteen hundred 
and four. 

Enacted, January 12, 1904. 



[No. lOll.l 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Two hundred and ninety, entitled "An Act 
providing an inexpensive method of administration upon the estates of civil 
employees of the Philippine Government who are citizens of the United States, 
and who die in the service of the Insular Government, leaving small estates 
upon which no regular administration is deemed advisable," and providing 
a method of paying small amounts due estates of deceased native employees 
without the expense of administration. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Two hundred and ninety, 
entitled "An Act f)roviding an inexpensive method of administration 
upon the estates of civil employees of the Philippine Government who 
are citizens of the United States, and who die in the service of the 
Insular Government, leaving small estates upon which no regular 
administration is dei^med advisable," is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the following : 

" In case the head of a Bureau, provincial officer, or employee of 
any Bureau or province, who is a citizen of the United States, shall 
die while in the service, having to his credit edrned leave of absence, 
the salary due and the amount due to the deceased by reason of earned 
leave of absence shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands, and be by him admmistered in the manner in this section pro- 
vided. But in addition to the purposes iuv which such estate may be 



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92 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOlOnSSION. 

applied by the Treasurer, as hereinbefore provided, the Treasurer is 
also authorized to pay the expenses of the transportation of the 
remains of the deceased to the United States, if such transportation 
is desired by the surviving relatives, so far as the funds in nis hands 
will enable nim to pay such expenses: Provided^ nevertheless^^ Tliat if 
there should be a regular administration upon the estate of tlie de- 
ceased, then the sum due to the deceased, by reason of earned leave of 
absence standing to his credit, after the payment of unpaid funeral 
expenses and transportation of the remains, if desired, to the United 
States, if any, shall be turned overi» the regular executor or adminis- 
trator of the estate of the deceased : And provided further^ That in 
case the deceased head of a Bureau, provincial officer, or employee of 
any Bureau or province was a native or citizen of the Philippine 
Islands, the amount due him at the date of death for salary ana for 
compensation in lieu of accrued leave shall be paid, not to tne Treas- 
urer of the Philippine Islands, but to the legal representative of the 
deceased according to law: And provided further^ That in case said 
sum does not exceed one hundred dollars, and there has been no regu- 
lar administration upon the estate of the deceased, and it appears 
that the estate is not sufficient to warrant the expense of a regular 
administration, said sum shall be paid to the next of kin who, in the 
opinion of the Auditor, is entitled thereto, in the following order: 
First, widow; second, children; third, father; fourth, mother; fifth. 
brothers and sisters in equal proportion; and such payment shall 
extinguish the liability of the Government for the sum so paid. But 
such aetermination by the Auditor shall not be conclusive as to who 
the lawful heir or next of kin is, and any person claiming said sum, or 
any part thereof, as lawful heir or next oi kin may vindicate his right 
to the same by action in court against the person who received the 
same, anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two ot "An Act prc^^cribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 12, 1904. 



[No. 1042.] 

AN ACT For the purpose of maintaining the parity of the Philippines currency 
in acconlance with the i)rovisions of sections one and six of the Act of Oon- 
gress approved March second, nineteen liundred and three, by prohiblttng ttMt 
imi)ortation into the Pliilippine Islands of certain kinds of coins. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the PhtUppime 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The importation into the Philippine Islands of Mexican 
currency, Spanish-Filipino currency, or any other metallic currency 
which is not upon a gold basis, is hereby prohibited, and any of the 
aforementionea currencies which are imported, or of which the invpor- 
tation is attempted, contrary to the provisions of this Act, shall be 
liable to forfeiture under due process of law, the bullion value, 



LAWS OF UKITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 98 

terms of Philippines currency, of one-third of the sum so forfeited to 
be payable to the person upon whose information, given to the proper 
authorities, the seizure of the money so forfeited is made, and the 
other two-thirds to be payable to the Philippine Government, and to 
accrue to the gold-standard fund : Provided^ That money actually on 
shipboard in transit to the Philippine Islands, and for which bills 
of lading have been made out on or prior to the date of the passage 
of this Act, shall be permitted to enter : And provided further^ That 
eAch first-class passenger shall be permitted to bring into the Philip- 
pine Islands a sum of the aforementioned currencies not exceeding m 
value fifty Philippine pesos; each second-class passenger a sum not 
exceeding twenty JPhilippine pesos; and each third-class passenger a 
sum not exceeding ten Philippine pesos. 

Sec. 2. The importation or the attempt to import any of the said 
currencies contrary to law is hereby declared a criminal offense, pun- 
ishable, in addition to the forfeiture of said currency as above pro- 
vided, by a fine of not more than ten thousand pesos or imprisonment 
for a period not exceeding one year, or both, in the discretion of the 
court. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of section one of this Act shall be enforced 
by the Collector of Customs of the Philippine Islands in accordance 
with the provisions of Act Numbered Three hundred and fifty-five, as 
amended oy Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-four, except that 
currency seized and forfeited under the provisions of this Act shall 
not be sold at auction, but shall, as provided in section one of this 
Act, be paid into the Treasury of the Philippine Islands to the credit 
of the gold-standard fund, and the sum due to the informer shall be 
paid in Philippines currency by the Treasurer from that fund. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 14, 1904. 



[No. 1043.] 

AN ACT Amending the Provincial Government Act by authorizing the Civil 
Governor to postpone the election for governor in any province under cer- 
tain circumstances. 

By authority of the United States, he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Com/mission, that: 

Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered Eighty-three, being 
the Provincial Government Act, as amended by section one of Act 
Numbered Three hundred and thirty-six, is hereby further amended 
by inserting, after the words " capital of the province " in the sixth 
line of saia section, the following words : " for the purpose of elect- 
ing a provincial governor: Provided^ however^ That the Civil Gov- 
ernor, by and with the consent of the Commission, may postpone 
the election for governor in any province when he deems such a course 
conducive to the public interest," so that the first sentence of said sec- 
tion shall read as follows: 

'' Sec. 4. The provincial governor shall be selected in the following 
manner: On the first Monday in February of the year nineteen 
hundred and two and of each second 3^ear thereafter, at eight ante- 
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94 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMIBSIOir. 

organized municipality in the province shall meet in joint convention 
at the (*apital of tlie province, lor the j>urpose of electing a provincial 
governor: Provided. howetje^\ That tlie Civil Governor, by and with 
the consent of the Commission, may postpone the election for gov- 
ernor in any province when he deems such a course conducive to 
the public interest." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Conmiission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, January 26, 1904. 



[No. 1044.] 

AN ACT To provide for submission to the Civil Governor of annual r^[x>rtB by 
aH provincial governors, and repealing such portions of Act Numbered Bigbty- 
three, the Provincial Government Act, and its amendments, and of acts and 
amendments thereof providing for the establishment of civil govenunent for 
the Provinces of Benguet, Lepanto-Bontoc, Nueva Vizcaya, Mindoro, and Para- 
gua as are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Between the first and fifteenth of July of each year a 
report shall be made by each provincial governor to the Civil uover- 
nor of the Philippine Islands for the fiscal year ending on the thir- 
tieth dajT of June. This report shall embrace all matters pertinent to 
the administration and progress of the provincial government, and 
contain full information as to the commercial, economic, finaoicial, 
industrial, and political conditions of the province, in order that the 
Civil Governor and the Philippine Commission may be properly 
informed of the actual existing conditions in the Islands during the 
period covered by the report. Should unexpected events or matters 
of special importance to the "general welfare of the Province occur 
subsequent to the date of the regular annual report, a supplementary 
statement may also be filed, not later than Septeml)er fifteenth in 
order that complete data ma}' l^e at hand for the use of the Civil gov- 
ernor in submitting his annual report to the Philippine Commission: 
Promdi'd^ however^ That this shall not apply to the Moro Province. 

Sec. 2. Such portions of Act Numbered Eighty-three, the Provin- 
cial Government Act, and its amendments, and of Acts and amend- 
ments thereof providing for the establishment of civil government for 
the Province's of Benj^iiet, Ij<jpanio-B()ntoc, Nueva Vizcaya, MindorOi 
and Paragua as an* nicoiisistent with the provisions of this Act aie 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. The pul»li<- goo<l refjuiring the speedy enactment of this biU, 
the passage of the sanu» is hereby exp(»(litv<l in ae<*onlan<*e with section 
two of ''An Act prescribing tlie order of procedure by the Commission 
in tlie ena<^tnien( of laws,*' pji<s<*<l S(»ptember twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Art shnll tnke etfVct on its passage. 

Enacted, «lanuary 20, TJOl. 



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I No. 1045.] 

AN ACrr Foi* the purpose of providing revenue and of maintaining the parity of 
the Philippines currency in accordance with tlie provisions of sections one and 
six of the Act of CJongress approved March second, nineteen hundred and 
three, by providing for the purchase of Mexican dollars as bullion, by Impos- 
ing a tax upon written contracts payable in certain kinds of currencies, and 
by requiring the payment of a license tax by all persons, firms, or corpora- 
tions conducting their current business, enther wholly or in part. In said cur- 
rencies, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. For the purpose of this Act the expression " local cur- 
rency " shall signify Mexican coins, Spanish and Spanish-Filipino 
coins, and all other metallic moneys not upon a gold basis, in circula- 
tion in the Philippine Islands, and bank notes payable in said moneys. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary of Finance and Justice is hereby authorized, 
whenever in his judgment the public interest may require, to direct 
the Insular Treasurer and all provincial and mimicipal treasurers to 
purchase Mexican dollars as bullion at their bullion value, said value 
to be determined from time to time by the Insular Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice. The cost of 
the bullion so purchased shall be a proper charge against the gold- 
standard fund, and the money coinea therefrom shall accrue to that 
fimd. 

Sec. 3. Whenever any contract, debt, or obligation, payable by the 
terms thereof in local currency, is sought to be enforced in any court 
and the right of the plaintiff is established, it shall be the duty of the 
court to render judgment for the plaintiff to recover as damages the 
lawful sum due to him, in Philippine pesos, instead of in the currency 
mentioned in the contract, debt, or obligation. For the purpose of 
determining the amount of such judgment, the court shall receive 
evidence as to the real and just value m Philippines currency of the 
currency named in the contract, debt, or obligation, including evidence 
of the local market value of such currency, its value in neighboring 
countries as currency, its value in the great markets of the world, its 
bullion value, and any other facts necessary to determine its true 
value. The local market value, whether affected by the prohibition 
of the importation of such currency or by other causes, shall not be 
conclusive evidence of the amount of the judgment to be rendered in 
such cases. Payment of a judgment thus rendered shall extinguish 
all liability on the contract, debt, or obligation. 

Sec. 4. Whenever any contract, debt, or obligation is made payable 
in local curency, the debtor or person under obligation to make pay- 
i¥ient may tender to the creditor in lieu of such currency the just 
amount aue thereon in Philippine pesos, computed in the manner 
stated in the preceding section, and the effect of such tender shall be 
the same as though the tender had been made in the kind of currency 
named in such contract, debt, or obligation. 

Sec. 5. The two last preceding sections shall apply to all contracts, 
debts, or obligations made before the passage of this Act, as well as 
to those made subsequent thereto. 

Sec. 6. Every check, note, draft, bond, bill of exchange, and ever^" 
contract whatsoever, payable wholly or in part in local currency and 



96 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSlON* 

drawn or made upon, or subsequent to, October first, nineteen hun- 
dred and four, shall bear upon its face an internal-revenue stamp or 
stamps of a face value in Philippines currency to the amounts herein- 
after provided, said stamp or stamps to be properly canceled at the 
siting of said check, note, draft, bond, bill of exchange, or contract 
with the initials of one of the parties thereto and the date of the 
transaction. The rates of the stamp tax required upon every check, 
note, draft, bond, bill of exchange, and upon every written contract 
whatsoever, payable wholly or in part in local currency, except as 
otherwise provided in this Act, shall be as follows: 

(1) An ad valorem rate of one per centum levied in Philippines 
currency upon the face value in local currency of each aforemen- 
tioned instrument drawn or made during the month of October, 
nineteen hundred and four. 

(2) An ad valorem rate of two per centum levied in Philippines 
currency upon the face value in local currency of each aforemen- 
tioned instrument drawn or made during the month of November, 
nineteen hundred and four. 

(3) An ad valorem rate of three per centum levied in Philippines 
currency upon the face value in local currency of each aforemen- 
tioned instrunijent drawn or made during the month of December, 
nineteen hundred and four. 

(4) An ad valorem rate of five per centum levied in Philippines 
currency upon the face value in local currency of each aforementioned 
instrument drawn or made subsequent to December thirty-first, nine- 
teen hundred and four. 

Provided^ That the aforementioned tax shall not be collected upon 
the following: 

a) Checks, drafts, or bills of exchange drawn against a deposit 

local currency and made payable to a person, firm, or corporation, 
or made payable to a bank and used in the purchase of a draft or 
bill of exchange payable to a person, firm, or corporation, in settle- 
ment either wholly or in part of a bona fide specinc debt payable in 
local currency by the depositor and contracted in writing or reduced 
to writing prior to the first day of October, nineteen hundred and 
four. 

(6) Checks, drafts, or bills of exchange payable in local currency 
ana presented to a bank for deposit, payment, or sale by a creditor 
who has received the same in payment of a bona fide specific debt 
payable in local currency, contracted in writing or reduced to writ- 
mg prior to the first day of October, nineteen hundred and four. 

(c) Deposit receipts, or other evidences of deposits of local cur- 
rency, given by a bank or other corporation or person to any person, 
firm, or corporation making a deposit of local currency, in accordance 
with tli(* provisions of this Act, and for the purpose of providing 
funds for the payment of bona fide specific ODligatioiis payable in 
local currency and contracted in writing or reduced to writing prior 
to the first day of October, nineteen hundred and four. 

{d) Checks, drafts, not<\s, bills of exchange, and contracts of any 
kind, the purpose and elFect of which is the prompt shipment out of 
the Philippine Islands of the amount of Mexican currencv the pay- 
ment of which is called for in said check, draft, note, bill oi exchange, 
or contract of any kind. 



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tiAWs oj* xnsnnsD statbs Philippine commission. 97 

(e) Checks, drafts, notes, bills of exchange, and contracts of any 
kind, the purpose and effect of which is the prompt transfer of local 
currency to the Government of the Philippine Islands in accordance 
with the provisions of law. 

(/) Contracts of any character whatsoever whose sole purpose and 
effect is the transference of a local-currency account to a I*hilippines- 
currency basis, 

(ff) Checks, drafts, or bills of exchange payable only in a foreign 
country. 

Sec. 7. Every transfer of ownership by indorsement or otherwise 
after September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, of a check, 
draft, note, bond, bill of exchange, or any contract whatsoever, pay- 
able wholly or in part in local currency in the Philippine Islands 
after September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, except such 
instruments as are specified in subsections (a), (6), ({?), (a), («), 
(/), and (g) of section six, shall be considered a separate and distinct 
contract, and as such shall require a stamp or stamps. 

Sec. 8. A tax of one per centum per month, payable quarterly, in 
Philippines currency, shall be levied upon the average daily balance 
of each deposit of local currency held after December thirty-first, 
nineteen hundred and four, by any bank, corporation, or individual 
receiving deposits in the Philippine Islands, and it shall be the duty 
of every bank, corporation, or individual receiving deposits in the 
Philippine Islands, which shall receive or continue local-currency 
deposits after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and four, to 
furnish the Collector of Internal Revenue, within ten days after the 
beginning of each quarter of the calendar year, a statement of the 
names and addresses of holders of local-currency deposits held by 
them during the preceding quarter, together with the average daily 
balance of each deposit respectively for each month of said quarter, 
and such other information as the Collector of Internal Revenue shall 
require for the proper administration of this Act ; and it shall be the 
further duty of such banks, corporations, or individuals to pay said 
tax to the Collector of Internal Revenue within thirty days after 
the beginning of each quarter of the calendar year, deducting the 
amount of the tax from the depositor's account. The tax receipt of 
the Collector of Internal Revenue shall be a sufiicient voucher for 
the bank, corporation, or individual as to the proper use of the money 
and shall be accepted b}' the depositor as money paid. Such average 
daily balance shall be calculated by adding together the sums of 
deposit to the credit of the depositor at the close of each business day 
in said month and dividing the sum so obtained by the number of 
days upon which said deposit was held : Provided^ That any person 
wishing to maintain a local-currency deposit after December thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and four, for the purpose of keeping funds 
for the payment at a future date of a bona fide specific local-currency 
obligation contracted in writing or reduced to writing prior to Octo- 
ber first, nineteen hundred and four, may, by obtaining in advance 
the express permission in writing of the Secretary of Finance and 
Justice, and having the same registered with the Collector of Internal 
Revenue or his deputy, maintain such a deposit up to the time of the 
maturity of said local-currency obligation without paying the afore- 
mentioned tax. 



98 Laws oj^ triOTEt} states Mit*n>piNE commission. 

Skc. 9. Every check, draft, note, bond, bill of exchange, and every 
(x>iitract whatsoever payable in local currency, and every deposit so 
payable shall be presumably subject to the taxe^ levied in accordance 
witb the provisions of this Act; and the obligation shall rest upon the 
drawer or maker, holder or beneficiary, and, in case of transfer by 
indorsement, upon each indorser, indorsees, or holder of said check, 
draft, note, bond, bill of exchange, or bank deposit, who claims 
exemption, to prove that he is entitled to any of the exemptions pro- 
vided in this Act. No check, draft, note, bond, bill of exchange, or 
any contract whatsoever, payable in local currency, shall be exempted 
from the payment of the stamp tax provided for in sections six and 
seven of this Act, unless the contract for which exemption is claimed 
shall be registered with the Collector of Internal Revenue or his 
deputy before October first, nineteen hundred and four, and a cer- 
tificate be atached thereto by the Collector of Internal Revenue or his 
deputy certifying the exemption; and no deposit of local currency 
shall be exempted from the payment of the tax on bank deposits as 
provided in sections eight and nine of this Act unless the exemption 
IS obtained as herein provided, together with a certificate certifying 
the same, prior to January first, nineteen hundred and five. 

Sec. 10. Every check, draft, note, bond, bill of exchange, and every 
contract w hatsoever which is not properly stamped in accordance witn 
the provisions of this Act shall be void, and every person, firm, bank, 
or corporation who gives or receives such check, draft, note, bond, 
bill of exchange, or contract which is subject to the stamo tax under 
this Act without its being properly stamped, or who shall receive or 
keep a deposit of local currency or make such a deposit without 
observing the provisions of this Act, shall be guilty of a criminal 
offense, and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding the face value in 
Philippines currency of fifty per centum of the number of pesos of 
local currency called for in said check, draft, note, bond, bill of 
exchange, or contract, or of the deposit so kept. 

Sec. 11. (a) All persons, firms, or corporations who engage in any 
business whatsoever in the Philippine Islands, after December thirty- 
first, nineteen hundred and four, and make use of local currency to 
any extent whatever in either buying, selling, or renting goods, prop- 
erty, or services must, previously to engagmg in such business and 
annually thereafter, in addition to the other licenses now required by 
law, obtain a license from the Collector of Internal Revenue in the 
manner prescribed in the provisions of the Industrial Tax Law for 
the issuance of industrial licensas: Provided^ That persons, firms, 
banks, or other corporations may deal in the checks, drafts, notes, 
bonds, bills of exchange, and contracts which are mentioned in para- 
^aphs (tf), (6), (6'), (t/), (<?), (/), and {g) of section six as not sub- 
ject to a stamp tax, or may make such local-currency deposits as are 
exempted from tuxation by s(»ctions eight and nine without securing 
such a license: And provided further^ That a bank, corporation, or 
individual may purchase locjil (Mirrency witii the purpose and effect 
of promptly shipping said currency out of the country, without secur- 
ing such a lic(»nse: And p^rorlded further^ That the collection of 
accounts, debts, or other obligations made or incurred prior to Jan- 
imry first, nineteen hundred and five, shall not be consiaered current 
business subjexit to the provisions of this section. 

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cation of rates of the industrial taxes, and the amount payable for a 
license of the first class shall be ten thousand pesos, Philippines cur- 
rency ; for a license of the second class, five thousand pesos, Philip- 
fines currencj^; for a license of the third class, one thousand pcsos^ 
Philippines currency; and for a license of the fourth class, five hun- 
dred pesos, Philippines currency. 

(c) Each separate factery, shop, store, or other business establish- 
ment, and each separate trade or business whether owned, managed, 
or carried on by the same or different persons, firms, or corporations, 
shall be considered for the purposes of this Act a separate industiy, 
and shall require for its legal conduct or management a separate 
license of the class provided tor in this Act. This section of this Act 
shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of the Indus- 
trial Tax Law so far as those provisions are not contrary to the pro- 
visions of this Act. 

(d) Any person, firm, or corporation who shall use local currency 
in the conduct of his business without a license and contrary to the 

Provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a criminal offense, and shall 
e subject te a fine of not exceeding ten per centum of the license fee 
required for his business, in addition to the payment of the license 
fee. Each separate transaction in local currency contrary to law 
shall constitute a separate offense and shall subject the offender te a 
separate fine of not exceeding ten per centum of the license fee. 

Sec. 12. Immediately upon the passage of this Act it shall be the 
duty of the Chief of the J)ivision of the Currency to i)repare, and 
have published in the principal lanmiages and dialects of the Philip- 
pine Islands, an announcement explaining the new Philippines cur- 
rency and the more important laws and official regulations pertaining 
to the use of that currencv, and the methods provided for the with- 
drawal of local currency irom circulation. Copies of this announce- 
ment shall be sent to all the provincial governors, provincial and 
municipal treasurers, presidents and municipal councilors of the 
Philippine Islands, and shall be posted and advertised as widely as 
possible throughout the Philipi)inc Islands. 

Sec. 13. This Act shall be administered by the Collector of Inter- 
nal Revenue for the Philii)pine Islands. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect on it« passage. 

Enacted, January 27, 1001. 



[No. 1016.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of Ave hundred thousand dollars, In money of 
the United States, from the fund of three niiUion dollars appropriated by 
the Cougi-ess of the United States for the relief of distress in the Philippine 
Islands, for expenditure under the direction of the Civil (Jovernor upon the 
resolutions of the Philippine Commission. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Oommission, that: 

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, is hereby appropriated, out of the fund of three 
million dollars appropriated by the Congress of the I Tinted States 
for the relief of distress in the Philippine Islands, for expenditure 



100 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

under the direction of the Civil Governor for such purposes and in 
such manner as may from time to time be authorized by resolutions 
of the Philippine Commission and in carrying out the intent of the 
Congress of the United States in appropriating the fund aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. The sum of money by this Act appropriated shall be with- 
drawn from the Insular Treasury by requisitions in favor of sucli 
disbursing officer as the Civil Governor may direct, in such allotments 
as may from time to time be necessary, and shall be accounted for as 
proviaed by law. 

Sec. 8. The resolutions of the Philippine Commission upon which 
the funds herein appropriated shall be expended shall be printed and 
published in the regular quarterly volumes of the laws and resolu- 
tions of the Commission. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passaj^e of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 3, 1904. 



[No. 1047.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, for continuing the improvement of the port of Manila. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be immediately avail- 
able and to be expended by the Civil Grovernor through the Chief 
Engineer of the Philippine Division of the United States Army, for 
continuing the improvements of the Harbor of Manila and other pub- 
lic works, as provided in Act Numbered Twenty-two as amended. 

Sec. 2. The appropriation made by this Act shall be available for 
expenditure in the payment for all work at present under contract 
for the improvement of the port of Manila, mcluding payment for 
work on the contract for the construction of an additional breakwater 
as provided by Act Numbered Five hundred and seventy-eight. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 4, 1904. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 101 

[No. 1048.] 

AN ACT Making appropriations for sandry expenses of the municipal govem- 
ment of the city of Manila for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and four, and other designated periods. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the municipal government of the city of Manila 
for the fiscal year ending June tnirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, 
unless otherwise stated : 

CITY OF MANILA. 

MUNICIPAL BOARD. 

Salaries and wages^ Municipal Boards city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: 

Municipal Board : 

President, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; three 
members, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum each ; one 
secretary, at three thousand dollars per annum. 
Secretary's office : 

Two clerks, class five, at one thousand nine himdred and fifty dol- 
lars per annum each ; one clerk, class six, at one thousand seven him- 
dred and twenty dollars per annum; two clerks, class seven; two 
clerks, class eight; one clerk. Class A; one clerk, Class C; one clerk, 
Class D; three messengers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per 
annum each. 

Disbursing office : 

One disbursing officer, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; one clerk, class six; one clerk, class seven; one clerlk, class 
eight ; one messenger, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum. 
Advisory Board : 

One secretary, at one thousand six hundred dollars per anniim; 
fees of twelve members, not to exceed three thousand one himdred 
and twenty pesos. 

Total for salaries and wages, forty- four thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Municipal ISoard^ city of Manila^ ninety jn 
hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including purchase of 
books, office furniture, and supplies; coolie nire, postage, post-office 
box rent; repairs to typewriters, furniture, and fixtures; care of civil 
prisoners; music for the Luneta and Binondo Square ; care of injured 
and sick paupers at the San Juan de Dios Hospital or the Philippine 
Civil Hospital, not to exceed an aggregate of one hundred, at one 
peso and lorty centavos per day eadi; settlement of claim of Mrs. 
H. A. McCollough for proceeds of auction sale of one trunk of cloth- 
ing belonging to her son, Fred Meeker ; settlement of claim of T. A. 
Suarez, interpreter, for extra services rendered at sessions of the 
Board of Tax Revision, city of Manila, at four pesos each for sixteen 
sessions, anything in existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding; 



102 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

for final and complete settlement of all claims of Salvador Farre and 
Jaime Clotet against the city of Manila or its officers, not to exceed an 
aggregate of one thousand five hundred and eleven pesos and eighty 
centavos ; and for printing, binding, advertising, and other incidental 
expenses; fifty-six thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Municipal Board, city of Manila, one hundred thou- 
sand pesos. 

DEPARTMENT Or ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS. 

Salaries and wayes^ Depart7nent of Eyigineering and Public Woi'ks^ 
city of Manila^ nineteen Jtundred and four : 
Office of City Engineer : 

City Engineer, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, 
with quarters in kind, not to exceed seventy-five dollars per month ; 
first assistant city engineer, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; chief clerk, class six; two second assistant city engineers, 
class six; one assistant engineer, class seven; one clerk, class eight; 
one stenographer, class ei^t ; two clerks, class ten ; one clerk, Class 
C; one clerk. Class G; one clerk, Class H; two clerks. Class I; one 
messenger, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum. 
Water supply : 

Superintendent, two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
one chief engineer at pumping station, class six, with quarters in 
kind; one collector of water rates, class eight; one general foreman 
water service, class nine; one foreman water service, class nine; one 
assistant engineer at pumping station. Class C, at seven hundred 
and eighty dollars per annum; one assistant engineer at pumping 
station. Class D, at six hundred and sixty dollars per annum; one 
teamster, Class C; nine meter inspectors, Class D; one mechanic, 
Class D; one clerk. Class D; one foreman water service, Class E; 
one assistant engineer at pumping station. Class E; two mechanics, 
Class F; one storekeeper water service. Class G; one clerk. Class 
H; three pipe fitters, at three himdred and thirty dollars per annum 
each; one draftsman. Class H; two clerks. Class I; one mechanic, 
Class J, at two hundred and seventy dollars per annum; three assist- 
ant engineers. Class J, at two hundred and seventy dollars per annum 
each ; one clerk. Class J ; one meter inspector, at two hundred dollars 
per annum ; three meter inspectors, at one hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum each ; hire of labor, not to exceed twenty-eight thousand 
pesos. 

Street cleaning and collection and disposal of city refuse: 

One superintendent, at two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum, and quarters in kind in the Botanical Gardens; one super- 
intendent of pail system, class six, until April first, nineteen hundred 
and four, only; one inspector, class eight; one clerk, class eight; one 
clerk, class nine; three overseers, class nine; one foreman, class ten, 
at one thousand and twenty dollars per annum; one clerk, class ten; 
one clerk, Class C; one watchman, Class C; two clerks, Class D; 
three foremen. Class D; two assistant overseers. Class F; one fore- 
man. Class F; six foremen. Class G; six mechanics, class G, at four 
hundred and forty dollars per annum each; one mechanic, Class G; 
two engineers, Class II; five foremen, Class H; one clerk. Class I; 
hire of labor, not to exceed one hundred and nineteen thousand pesos; 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 103 

for steam barge Pluto: one master, class nine, one chief engineer, 
class nine, and one mate, Class A, with subsistence at one peso per 
diem each ; one night suj>erintendent. Class A ; one assistant engineer, 
Class A; one second assistant engineer. Class H, and subsistence of 
not to exceed eighteen members of crew at thirty centavos per diem 
each; hire of labor, at two thousand five hundred pesos or so much 
thereof as may be necessary. 

Street construction and bridges : 

One superintendent, at two thousand three hundred dollars per 
annum; two inspectors, class eight; two inspectors, class nine; one 
foreman of rock quarry, class nine; one launch master, class nine; 
three road-roller engineers, Class A ; five foremen, Class D ; one road- 
roller engineer. Class D; one launch master. Class D; two foremen, 
Class G; two patrons. Class H; two engineers. Class H; one clerk, 
Class I ; two assistant engineers. Class I ; two steersmen. Class J ; four 
firemen, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; six 
sailors, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; hire of 
labor, not to exceed sixty -eight thousand pesos; hire of labor for 
operating rock quarry, not to exceed sixteen thousand pesos. 
Buildings, illumination, and plumbing inspection : 

One superintendent, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; one inspector of buildings, class five, for one month; one 
inspector of plumbing, class sixj one assistant inspector of plumbing, 
class seven ; one inspector of buildings, class eight ; one architectural 
draftsman, class eight; two inspectors of buildings, class nine; one 
mechanic, class nine ; one mechanic. Class A ; one derk. Class C ; one 
clerk. Class D ; two inspectors of buildings. Class D ; one draftsman. 
Class F ; five superintendents of markets. Class H ; two clerks. Class 
I ; two employees, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each ; 
hire of temporary inspectors of buildings and public works, not to 
exceed three thousand five hundred pesos ; hire oi labor, not to exceed 
seventeen thousand five hundred pesos. 
Inspection of boilers : 

One inspector of boilers, class six. 
City shops : 

One property clerk and superintendent of repair shops, class six; 
one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine; one harness maker, class 
nine; two mechanics, class nine; two mechanics, class ten, at one 
thousand and eighty dollars per annum each ; one storekeeper, Class 
B ; one mechanic, Class A ; one clerk. Class C ; two mechanics, Class 
H; one harness maker, Class H; two mechanics. Class I; hire of labor, 
not to exceed five thousand pesos. 
Drafting and surveys : 

One assistant engineer, class seven; one assistant engineer, class 
eight; one chief draftsman, class eight; one draftsman. Class H; 
two chainmen. Class I; two draftsmen. Class I ; one rodman. Class I. 
Sewers : 

One engineer and inspector of sewers, class eight; one foreman. 
Class G ; hire of labor, not to exceed six thousand five hundred pesos. 
Weights and measures: 

One sealer of weights and measures, class nine; one inspector of 
weights and measures. Class I; one clerk, Class I. 
Land transportation : 

One veterinary surgeon, class eight, at one thousand five hundred 

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dollars per annum; two stable foremen, class nine; two mechanics, 
class ten, at one thousand and eighty dollars per annum each; one 
foreman, class ten, at one thousand and eighty dollars per annum; 
one clerk, Class A ; thirty-three teamsters, Class B ; thirty teamsters. 
Class C; one watchman. Class C; one mechanic, at four hundred 
and forty dollars per annum ; two mechanics, Class I ; one assistant 
foreman. Class I; twenty-five teamsters, at three hundred dollars 
per annum each; for hire of one hundred and sixty teamsters, at 
not to exceed two hundred and forty dollars each per annum, thirty- 
eight thousand pesos, or so much thereof as may De necessary; hire 
01 labor, not to exceed thirteen thousand pesos. 

For completing survey work on hand in the Department : 

One transitman, class eight ; two draftsmen. Class & ; three chain- 
men. Class G ; one chainman. Class I ; five rodmen. Class I ; hire of 
labor, not to exceed six thousand pesos. 
Parks : 

One foreman. Class D; two foremen. Class G; hire of labor, not 
to exceed ten thousand five hundred pesos. 
Cemeteries : 

One superintendent, Class A ; two superintendents. Class H ; hire 
of labor, not to exceed fourteen thousand pesos. 

For continuation of preliminary survey of new water and 
sewer systems: 

For salary and expenses of Consulting Engineer, not to exceed 
fourteen thousand pesos; one engineer in charge of sewer system, 
at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, with quartei^s in 
kind, not to exceed seventy-five dollars per month; one engineer, 
class five; one assistant engineer, class six; one surveyor, class six; 
one draftsman, class seven ; one draftsman. Class H. 

Total for salaries and wages, five hundred and forty thousand pesos. 

Public works^ Department of Engineering and Public Works^ city 
of Manila: For repairs to city bridges; purchase and transportation 
of drain, road, and street material, not to exceed sixty thousand pesos; 
alterations, maintenance, repairs, and supplies for barges, launches, 
and road rollers, including repair of damages recently sustained bv 
steam barge Pluto; coal and oil for rock quarry ; extension and devel- 
opment of rock quarry; coal for crematories; forage for horses and 
other animals; repairs to corrals and stables; maintenance of public 
grounds and parks; repairs to crematories; purchase of carts, har- 
ness, horses, mules, and wagons, and hire of carts, lorchas, and so 
forth; veterinary supplies and medicines; supplies for cemeteries; 
repairs to markets and municipal buildings; electrical services for 
public buildings, parks, and streets; material for extension and 
increase of electrical service; repairs to carts, harness, lorchas, 
wagons, and so forth ; purchase or materials for shoeing public ani- 
mals; purchase of oil for lighting; operating and repairs to dredger; 
completion of river wall at Arroceros shops; purchase of hose, tools, 
and miscellaneous supplies for public buildings and streets; location 
of new water mains, not to exceed twenty -eight thousand pesos; 
repairs to Santolan Road ; repairs to machinery at pumping station ; 
transportation of material for water supply; purchase of coal for 
pumping station and water-supply shops; miscellaneous repairs and 
supplies for water supply; purcnase and location of sewer pipe; mis- 
cellaneous repairs and cleaning of old sewers; purchase of dump 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINB OOMMISSION. 105 

wagons for hauling rock for street construction and repair, not to 
exceed six thousand pesos ; purchase of rice for launch crews, not to 
exceed two hundred and fifty pesos; purchase of not exceeding ten 
sprinkling wagons, thirteen thousand pesos, or so much thereof as mav 
be*necessary ; for completing shop grounds, including filling, grad- 
ing, shelving, and tool boxes, not to exceed two thousand pesos; pur- 
chase of machine tools for pumping station, not to exceed eight 
thousand pesos; purchase of means of official transportation pre- 
viously furnished by the Insular Purchasing Agent, sixteen thousand 
pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary ; restoration of monu- 
ment of Antonio Pineda and erection in Paco Cemetery, not to exceed 
one thousand five hundred pesos; for expropriation of land for 
widening Calle Aviles, not to exceed four hundred and eiffhty-seven 
pesos and eighty-two centavos; for beginning work or cleaning 
esteros, not to exceed six thousand j)esos; for manufacture or pur- 
chase of three thousand commodes, not to exceed fifteen thousand 
pesos; purchase of not more than five thousand six hundred pails and 
covers, fifty-three thousand two hundred pesos, or so much tnereof as 
may be necessary; for construction of midden sheds, not to exceed 
forty-eight thousand pesos; for completing the construction and 
equipment of a hose tower, not to exceed one thousand five hundred 
pesos. 
Total for public works, four hundred and gixty-five thousand 
Contingent expenses^ Department of Engineering and Public 
Works ^ city of Manila^ nineteen hundred ana four: For contingent 
expenses, including the purchase of office furniture and supplies; 
rent of market sites, police stations, and schoolhouses; telephone serv- 
ice; expenses for renumbering houses; burial of pauper dead and 
persons dying of contagious diseases j advertising, printing, and 
binding; hire of vehicles on official business, not to exceed six thou- 
sand pesos ; miscellaneous supplies for disinfection, including brooms, 
brushes, carbolic acid, chloride of lime, lime, paint, sheet rubber, ana 
so forth ; and other incidental expenses ; fifty-five thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Department of Engineering and Public Works, one 
million and sixty thousand pesos. 

CITY ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR. 

Salaries and wages^ Department of Assessments and Collections^ 
city of Manila^ nineteen hundred and four: City Assessor and Col- 
lector, at four thousand dollars per annum ; Chief Deputy Collector, 
at three thousand dollars per annum ; Chief Deputy Assessor, at three 
thousand dollars per annum; one clerk, class five; four clerks, class 
six; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class eight, at one thousand 
five hundred dollars per annum ; six clerks, class eight ; twelve clerks, 
class nine; one clerk, class ten; three clerks. Class A; one clerk. 
Class C; one clerk. Class D; three clerks, Class F; thirteen clerks, 
Class G: five clerks. Class H; eighteen clerks, Class I; thirty-three 
clerks, class J ; eleven employees, at one hundred and eighty "dollars 
per annum each; twenty-six employees, at one hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum each; fourteen employees, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum each; seventy thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Department of Assessments and Collections^ 
city of Manila^ nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, 



106 LA178 OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINK COMMISSION, 

including purchase of office furniture and supplies; for oil, wood, 
and so fo'.tn for matadero, not to exceed five hundred pesos: for ad- 
vertisings coolie hire, post-office box rent; repairs to office lumiture 
and typewriters; hire of vehicles in Manila on official business, not 
to exceed ^^ven hundred and twenty pesos ; printinff and binding of 
books, receipts, cedulas, and other necessary blank forms; and other 
incidental expenses, seven thousand eight hundred pesos. 

Tax refunds y Department of Assessments and Collections, city of 
Maniluj nineteen hundred and four: For refund of industrial, land, 
and other taxes, erroneously collected, the refund of which has been 
or may be duly authorizea in accordance with law, three thousand 
pesos: Provided^ That refunds made in pursuance oi this appropria- 
ton shall be charged in whole to the city of Manila. 

Total for the Department of Assessments and Collections, city of 
Manila^ eighty thousand eight hundred pesos* 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries and wages^ Fire Devartment, city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: Chief, at tnree thousand dollars per annum; 
deputy chief, at two thousand dollars per annum; one chief engi- 
neer, class eight, at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
one clerk, class eight, .at one thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, Class H; one mechanic, 
class ten; one electrician, class five; one assistant electrician, class 
seven; two linemen, class nine; one lineman, class ten; four line- 
men. Class H; one clerk. Class A; twelve foremen, at one thousand 
three hundred dollars per annum each ; twelve assistant foremen, at 
one thousand two hundred dollars per annum each; six engineers, 
first class, and six engineers, second class, not to exceed nine thousand 
three hundred and seventy-five pesos: Provided^ That the pav of 
engineers, first class, shall be at the rate of one thousand two hun- 
dred dollars per annum for the first year of service, one thousand 
three hundred dollars per annum for the second jear. and one thou- 
sand four hundred dollars per annum for the third year: And pro- 
vided further, That the pay of engineeers, second class, shall be at 
the rate of four hundred and eighty dollars per annum for the first 
year of service, and six hundred dollars per annum for the second 
year. Forty-five firemen, first class, and forty-five firemen, second 
class, not to exceed thirty-nine thousand one hundred and eiffhty- 
five pesos : Provided, That the pay of firemen, first class, shall oe at 
the rate of nine hundred dollars per annum for the first year of serv- 
ice, one thousand dollars per annum for the second year, one thou- 
sand and eighty dollars per annum for the third year, and one thou- 
sand one hundred and forty dollars per annum for the fourth year: 
And provided, That the pav of firemen, second class, shall be at the 
rate of two hundred and forty dollars per annum for the first year of 
service, three hundred dollars per annum for the second year, three 
hundred and thirty dollars per annum for the third year, and three 
hundred and sixty dollars per annum for the fourth year: And pro- 
vided further, That in coinj)utin^ p<»riod of service of firemen, 
credit for previoiis service in the Police Department, city of Manila, 
shall be allowed employees transferred to the Fire Department. 

Total for salaries and wages, ninety thousand pesos. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 107 

Equipment^ Fire Deparfmeiit^ city of Manila, rdi^teen hundred 
and four: For the purchase of apparatus, inchiding two steam fire 
engines, two hose wagons, and two steam fire-engine, heaters, not to 
exceed twenty-five thousand pesos; equipment foi apparatus, in- 
cluding one buggy, harness, hose, truck wheels, and wK) forth; equip- 
ment for fire stations; maintenance and repairs i/o apparatus and 
equipment: purchase of not more than forty additional fire-alarm 
boxes, additional cells for storage battery, weatherproof wire, and 
so forth; for extension of fire-alarm system, including labor and 
poles, not to exceed fourteen thousand pesos; painting of poles, main- 
tenance of fire-alarm system, and other incidental expenses; seventy 
thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Fire Department^ city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including purchase of 
office furniture, safe and supplies, postage stamps, and so forth; fuel 
for engines and heaters; forage and shoes for horses and ponies; 
printing and binding; and other incidental expenses; twenty-three 
thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Fire Department^ city cf Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and two: For payment of bill of Selden W. Taylor for 
transportation furnished Chief of Fire Depart iient, not to exceed 
fif^-one pesos. 

Ill all, for the Fire Department, one hund) d and eighty-three 
thousand and fifty-one pesos. 

LAW DEPARTMENT. 

Salaries and wages^ La/u) Department^ city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: 

Office of City Attorney : 

City Attorney, at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
one assistant city attorney^ at two thousand fiv^ hundred dollars per 
annimi ; two clerks, class six ; one clerk, class st ven ; two clerks, class 
eight; two clerks, class nine; .one messenger at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum. 

Office of Prosecuting Attorney : 

Prosecuting Attorney, at four thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; first assistant prosecuting attorney, at two thousand nve 
hundred dollars per annum; second assistant prosecuting attorney, 
at two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars per annum ; third 
assistant prosecuting attorney, at two tnousand dollars per annum; 
fourth assistant prosecuting attorney, at one thousand four hundred 
dollars per annum ; fifth assistant prosecuting attorney, at one thou- 
sand two hundred dollars per annum; four clerks, class eight; two 
clerks, class nine ; one clerk. Class A ; one messenger, at one hundred 
and twenty dollars per annum. 

Office of Sheriff of Manila : 

Sheriff, at three thousand dollars per annum; one deputy sheriff, 
at one thousand four hundred dollars per annum ; one deputy sheriff, 
at one thousand two hundred dollars per annum ; two deputy sheriffs, 
at seven hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; four deputy 
sheriffs, at to hundred and forty dollars per annum each ; two deputy 
^eriffs, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; two 



108 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

employees, Class A; two employees, Class J; one clerk, Class C; 
nine laborers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Municipal court : 

One judge, at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; one 
clerk of court, class seven ; one interpreter, class seven ; one deputy 
derk of court, class ten; one deputy clerk of court, Class C; two 
deputy clerks of court. Class D ; one messenger, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum. 

Office of Kegister of Deeds: 

One register of deeds, at two thousand dollars per annum; one 
deputy register of deeds, class ten; one clerk, Class D; two clerks. 
Class I; two clerks. Class J; one messenger, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum. 

Justice of the peace courts : 

Two justice of the peace, at one thousand dollars per annum each: 
two clerks of justice of the peace courts, Class I, at three hundred 
dollars per annum each; two clerks of justice of the peace courts, at 
one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Total for salaries and wages, sixty-two thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses. Law Department, city of Manila^ nineteen 
hundred and four: For contingent; expenses, including the purchase 
of distilled water, ice, law books, postage stamps, office furniture and 
supplies ; interpreters', notaries' public, registrars', and other author- 
izeci fees ; court costs ; forage for horses ; law text-books for office of 
the Prosecuting Attorney, not to exceed four hundred pesos; fund 
for securing testimony and the presence in Manila of indigent wit- 
nesses in criminal cases from outljring provinces, not to exceed one 
thousand pesos; advertising, printing and binding, and other inci- 
dental expenses, five thousand nine hundred pesos. 

In all, tor the Law Department, sixty -seven thousand nine hundred 
pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 

Salaries and wages, Devartment of Police, city of Manila, nineteen 
hundred and four: Chiei of Police, at three thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum; one assistant chief of police, at two thousand 
five hundred dollars per annum ; one inspector of police, at two thou- 
sand dollars per annum ; one chief of secret service, at three thousand 
dollars per annum ; one surgeon, at one thousand eight hundred dol-' 
lars per amium ; one assistant surgeon, at one thousand four hundred 
dollars per annum; on clerk, class six; two clerks, class seven; one 
clerk, class eight, at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
three clerks, class eight; three clerks, class nine; one clerK, class ten; 
two clerks, Class A; one Chinese interpreter. Class A; seven clerks, 
class D; three messengers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per 
annum each; seven captains, at two thousand dollars per annum 
each; three lieutenants, at one thousand five hundred aollars per 
annum each; three lieutenants, at one thousand three hundred dollars 
per annum each; twenty-three sergeants, first class, at one thousand 
three hundred dollars per annum each; twenty-three roundsmen, first 
class, at one thousana two hundred dollars per annum each; three 
hundred and twenty-four patrolmen, first class, not to exceed three 
hundred and twenty-seven thousand pesos: Provided, That the pay 
of patrolmen, first class, shall be at the rate of nine hundred dollars 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 109 

per annum for the first year of service, one thousand dollars per 
annum for the second year, one thousand and eighty dollars per 
annum for the third year, and one thousand one hundred and forty 
dollars per annum for the fourth year; eighteen sergeants, second 
class, at six hundred dollars per annum each ; eighteen roundsmen, 
second class, at four hundred and eighty dollars per annum, each ; 
ninety-eight patrolmen, second class, not to exceed forty thousand six 
hundred pesos: Provided^ That the pay of patrolmen, second class, 
shall be at the rate of three hundred dollars per annum for the first 
year of service, three hundred and seventy-nve dollars per annum 
for the second year, four hundred and twelve dollars per annum for 
the third year, and four hundred and fifty dollars per annum for the 
jfourth year; ten sergeants, third class, at three hundred and sixty 
dollars per annum each; ten roundsmen, third class, at three hun- 
dred dollars per annum each; two hundred and eighty-six patrol- 
men, tliird class, not to exceed eighty-six thousand three hundred 
pesos : Provided^ That the pay of patrolmen, third class, shall be at 
the rate of two hundred and forty dollars per annum for the first 
year of service, three hundred dollars per annum for the second 
year, three hunared and thirty dollars per annum for the third year, 
and three hundred and sixty dollars per annum for the fourth year ; 
one detective, at two thousand dollars per annum; one detective, at 
one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum; one detective, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; one detective, at one 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one detective, at one 
thousand four hundred dollars per annum; five detectives, at one 
thousand two hundred dollars per annum each; two detectives, at 
one thousand dollars per annum each; one detective, at nine hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; three detectives, at six hundred dollars per 
annum each; three detectives, at four hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum each ; six detectives at two himdred and forty dollars per 
annum each ; one launch master, at one thousand two hundred dollars 
per annum ; one mate, at nine hundred dollars per annum ; one engi- 
neer, at four hundred and eigthy dollars per annum; three assistant 
engineers, at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum each; six 
'firemen, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; eight 
deck hands, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; four 
boatmen, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; three 
laborers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each. 

Total salaries and wages, five hundred and fiftv thousand pesos: 
Provided^ That in computing period of service of policemen, credit 
for previous service in the Fire Department^ity ox Manila, shall be 
allowed employees transferred to the Police Department. 

Equipment^ Department of Police^ city of Manila^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For the purchase of horses, ponies, and harness, not 
to exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty pesos. 

Secret-service fund^ Department of Police^ city of Manila^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For a fund to be used, subject to the pro- 
visions of Act Numbered Eight hundred and four, in securing secret 
information and paying for photographs of criminals for the Rogues' 
Gallery; for payment of subsistence, vehicle hire, and traveling 
expenses of detectives working on cases beyond the limits of the city 
of Manila, six hundred pesos. 

Oontinffent expenses^ Department of Police, city of Manila^ nine- 



110 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHlLIPt»lNE OOKIOSSIOK. 

teen hundred and fonr: For contingent expenses, including the pur- 
chase of office furniture, supplies and typewriters; subsistence of 
Srisoners ; forage for horses ; coal ; repairs and supplies for river and 
arbor police launches, including one boiler and repairs for launch 
Georae Curry; repairs and supplies for police-alarm system; hire 
of vehicles in Manila on official Dusiness, not to exceed four thousand 
four hundred pesos; printing and binding; advertising and other 
incidental expenses ; twenty-five thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Department of Police, five hundred and seventy-six 
thousand seven hunared and fifty pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OP CITY SCHOOLS. 

Salaries and wages, Department of City Schools, city of ManUa^ 
nineteen hundred and four: One clerk, class six; one clerk. Class D; 
one employee, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum; one 
messenger, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; two hun- 
dred teachers, at an average salary not exceeding thirty-five dollars 
each per month. 

Night schools : 

Twenty-two principals, at two dollars each per night, not to exceed 
an aggregate of ten thousand two hundred and sixty-four pesos ; one 
hundred and seventy-five teachers, at one dollar and fifty cents each 
per night, not to exceed an aggregate of fifty-six thousand two hun- 
dred pesos; twenty-two clerks, at seven dollars and fifty cents per 
month each, not to exceed an aggregate of one thousand six hundred 
and eighty pesos. 

Total salaries and wages. Department of City Schools, city of 
Manila, one hundred and fifty-one thousand seven hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses, Department of City Schools^ city of Manila^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase and transportation of office and scnool furniture and supplies; 
rental of pianos, not exceeding five hundred pesos ; repairs to clocks, 
typewriters, and so forth; printing and binding; hire of official 
transportation for directors and teachers of special subjects in the^ 
city schools, not to exceed nine hundred pesos ; purchase of stamps, 
and other incidental expenses ; two thousand six hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Department of City Schools, one hundred and fifty- 
four thousand three hundred pesos. 

SALARY AND EXPENSE FUND. 

Salary and expense fund, city of Manila: For the payment of sala- 
ries and expenses of civil officials and employees of the city of Manila, 
which are properly chargeable to the city of Manila and not other- 
wise specially provided for, including half salary and traveling 
expenses of employees from the United States to Manila^ and for the 
payment to the estates of deceased employees of salaries due such 
employees for the leaves of absence to which they are entitled at the 
time of their deaths, in accordance with the provisions of Act Num- 
bered One thousand and forty, eighteen thousand pesos: Provided, 
That the Civil Governor may, in his discretion, commute two or more 
years' accrued leave of absence to persons entitled to visit the United 
States on such leave, and authorize the payment of the amount so 
accrued in a gross sum from this appropriation. Payment of sums 



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due under the appropriation last made shall be by the Auditor by 
settlement warrants. 

PurcJwse of the pail system of the city of Manila: For the payment 
to the Board of Health for the Philippine Islands of the amount 
found by the Auditor to be due on account of the operation of the 
pail system by the Insular Government and transfer of all property 
purchased for the use of the pail system, from the Board oi Healw 
for the Philippine Islands to the city of Manila, four hundred thou- 
sand pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

In all, for the city of Manila, two million six hundred and forty 
thousand eight hundred and one pesos. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section four of Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and four, providing the manner in which 
withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be made, are 
hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two of "An Act prescribing the order of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 6, 1904. 



[No. 1049.] 

AN ACT Making appropriations for sundry expenses of the Insular Government 
for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and 
other designated periods. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be 
respectively necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any funds in 
the Insular Treasiiry not otherwise appropriated, in part compensa- 
tion for the service of the Insular Government for the fiscal year 
ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, unless otherwise 
stated: 

PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

For salaries of the President and seven Commissioners, at five 
thousand dollars per annum each, forty thousand pesos. 



EXECUTIVE. 

For salaries as follows: Civil Governor, at fifteen thousand dol- 
lars per annum ; Secretary of the Interior, at ten thousand five hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; Secretary of Conmierce and Police, at ten 
thousand five hundred dollars \^t annum; Secretary of Finance and 



112 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Justice, at ten thousand five hundred dollare per annum; Secretary 
of Public Instruction, at ten thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; fifty-seven thousand pesos. 

EXECUTIVE BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages ^ Executive Bureau^ nineteen hundred and fmir: 
Executive Secretary, at seven thousand five hundred dolhirs per 
annum; Assistant Executive Secretary, at four thousand dollars per 
annum ; chief clerk, at two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum; Recorder of the Commission, at two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; law clerk, at two thousand two hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum. 

Translating division : 

Chief of division, class four; one clerk, class five; one clerk, class 
six ; one clerk, class seven ; three clerks, class eight ; one clerk, class 
nine ; two clerks, Class A ; one clerk. Class F ; one messenger, at one 
hundred and eighty dollars per annum. 
Legislative division : 

Chief of division, class five, who shall act as recorder of the Com- 
mission in the absence or incapacity of the latter ; two clerks, class six ; 
two clerks, class seven; three clerks, class eight; three clerks, class 
nine ; one clerk, Class A ; one messenger, at one Inmdred and eighty 
dollars per annum ; one messenger, at one hundred and twenty doUars 
per annum. 

Administration and finance division : 

Chief of division, class four ; one clerk, class five ; three clerks, class 
six ; three clerks, class seven ; five clerks, class eight ; five clerks, class 
nine ; one clerk, Class A ; one clerk. Class B ; one clerk. Class C ; one 
clerk, Class D; one clerk. Class E; one clerk, Class F; one clerk, 
Class G; one clerk, Class H; one clerk, Class I; four employees, at 
two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; ten messengers, at 
one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; two messengers, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Records division : 

Chief of division, class four ; one clerk, class five ; one clerk, class 
six; five clerks, class seven; five clerks, class eight; six clerks, class 
nine; one clerk, class ten ; one clerk. Class A ; one clerk, Class B ; one 
clerk. Class C; one clerk, Class D; one clerk, Class E; one clerk, 
Class F; one clerk. Class G; one clerk, Class H; one clerk, Class I; 
four employees, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; 
four messengers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 
one messenger, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum; one 
messenger, at sixty dollars per annum. 
Document division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class nine; one clerk. Class 
F ; one employee, at two hundred and f ortv dollars per annum ; two 
employees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; one 
messenger, at one Inmdred and twenty dollars per annum. 
Division of accounts : 

Disbursing officer, at two thousand five hundred dollars |>er annum; 
one derk, chiss eight; one emj loyee, at three hundred dollars per 

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. Custodian force: 

One janitor, Class A; one watchman, Class B; ten laborers, at one 
hundrea and fifty dollars per annum each ; four laborers, at one hun- 
dred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Private secretaries to the Civil Governor and members of the 
Philippine Conmiission: 

Private secretary to the Civil Governor, at two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars per annum; four private secretaries at two thousand 
four hundred dollars per annum each, one being from October first, 
nineteen hundred and three; three private secretaries, at one thousand 
four hundred dollars per annum each, two being from November 
first, nineteen hundred and three. 

Per diems of five dollars for the United States Army officer detailed 
as aid-de-camp to the Civil Governor. 

For compensation for temporary services of expert translators, 
when required, not to exceed one thousand pesos. 

Total for salaries and wages, one hundred and thirty-eight thou- 
sand four hundred pesos. 

Transportation^ Executive Bureau^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and 
employees on official business; transportation of supplies; and for 
rental of vehicles in Manila on official business when such transpor- 
tation can not be furnished by the Insular Purchasing Agent; six 
hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Malacanan Palace^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses of Malacaiian Pahice, including light- 
ing of park, purchase and repair of furniture, improvement oi build- 
ings and grounds, and other incidental expenses; one thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Executive Bureau^ nineteen hundrea and 
four: For contingent expenses, including a fund not exceeding six 
thousand pesos to be expended in the discretion of the Civil Governor ; 
electric lighting and supplies for Ayuntamiento Building; purchase 
of office furniture and supplies, including repairs; advertising, cable- 
grams, and other incidental expenses; sixty thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Executive Bureau, two hundred thousand pesos. 

PHILIPPINE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD. 

Salaries and wages, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hun- 
dred and four: Three members, at three thousand five hundred dol- 
lars per annum each; one examiner, class three; one examiner, class 
five; two examiners, class six; three examiners, class seven; six 
examiners, class eight; six clerks, class nine; two clerks, class ten; 
one clerk, Class A ; one clerk. Class B ; one clerk. Class C ; one clerk. 
Class D ; one clerk. Class E ; one clerk. Class F ; one clerk. Class G ; 
one clerk. Class H ; one employee. Class I ; one employee. Class J ; 
one messenger, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; extra 
allowance lor disbursing officer, at two hundred dollars per annum; 
extra allowance for chief examiner, at five hundred dollars per 
annum; thirty-four thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses, Philippine Civil Service Board, nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase and 



114 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

repair of furniture, the purchase of office supplies and books, adver- 
tising, and other incidental expenses, six hunared pesos. 

In all, for the Philippine Civil Service Board, thirty-four thousand 
six hundred pesos. 

BUREAU OP THE INSULAB PURCHASING AGENT. 

Salaries and wages, Bureau of the Insular Purchasing Agent, nme- 
teen hundred and four: Insular Purchasing Agent, at four thousand 
five hundred dollars per annum; Local Purchasing Agent, at three 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum; Assistant Insular Pur- 
chasing Agent, at three thousand dollars per annum ; one chief clerk, 
class five; one disbursing officer and cashier, class four; one clerk, 
class five; one buyer, class five; one buyer, class six; two clerks, class 
six; five clerks, class seven; one superintendent of transportation, 
class seven; nine clerks, class eight; one superintendent of lumber 
yard, class eight, at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
twelve clerks, class nine ; one superintendent of coal yard, class nine ; 
one superintendent of hardware department, class nine ; one superin- 
tendent of transportation, class nine, for three months only ; one cor- 
ral foreman, class nine; six mechanics, at one thousand and eighty 
dollars per annum each ; one painter, at one thousand and eighty dol- 
lars per annum ; one saddler, at one thousand and eighty dollars per 
annum; one clerk, class ten, at one thousand and fifty dollars per 
annum; four clerks, class ten; ten clerks, Class A; seven truck 
drivers, Class A; eight ambulance drivers. Class A, four for one 
month and ten days only ; one chief watchman, Class A ; four clerks. 
Class B; five clerks, Class C; ten watchmen. Class C; twenty-two 
teamsters, Class C; fourteen clerks. Class D; three clerks, Class E; 
one saddler, for three months only, at four hundred and forty dollars 
per annum; one carpenter, for three months only, at four hundred 
and forty dollars per annum ; fifteen mechanics, at two hundred and 
ninety-four dollars per annum each; two drivers, at two hundred 
and forty dollars per annum each; eight cocheros and stablemen, at 
one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; one hundred and 
sixty cocheros and laborers in transportation department, at one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars per annum each; three mechanics, at one hun- 
dred an eighty dollars per annum each ; for hire of messengers, at not 
more than one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, one thou- 
sand eight hundred pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary ; for 
hire of lorcha crews, not to exceed three thousand four hundred 
pesos; for hire of not more than two assistant foremen, at seven 
pesos or less per diem each, assistant foremen as may be necessaiy, at 
not to exceed six pesos per diem each, emergency clerks and laborers 
as may be necessary from time to time in the coal and lumber yards 
and for handling supplies, not to exceed forty-eight thousand pesos. 

Total salaries ana wages, one hundred and seventy-six thousand 
pesos. 

Contingent exvenses, Bureau of the Insular Purchasing Agent, 
nineteen hundrea and four: For contingent expenses, including the 
purchase of office furniture and supplies; cablegrams, telegrams, and 

Eostage; rents and repairs; forage for animals; purchase of animals, 
arness, and vehicles; veterinary attendance and supplies; repairs to 
transportation; purchase of corral supplies and snop tool^i litters, 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 115 

and metal coffins; advertising, and other incidental expenses; one 
hundred and twenty thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Insular Purchasing Agent, two hun- 
dred and ninety-six thousand pesos. 



DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 

BOARD OF HEALTH FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 

Salaries and wages^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands^ 
nineteen hundred and four: Chief Health Inspector, at three thou- 
sand five hundred dollars per annum; Sanitary Engineer for the 
Philippine Islands, at three thousand five hundred dollars per an- 
num; one physician in charge of San Lazaro Hospitals, at three 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum; secretary, at two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars per annum; four medical inspectors, at 
two thousand five hundred dollars per annum each; one clerk, class 
five; seven medical inspectors, class five; one clerk, class six; two 
veterinarians, class six; one cashier, class seven; two clerks, class 
seven; four clerks, class eight; six clerks, class nine; one inter- 
preter and translator, class nine; two chief sanitary inspectors, class 
ten; five clerks, Class A; one employee. Class A; six clerks. Class 
D; one chaplain and superintendent, San Lazaro Leper Hospital, 
Cebu, at six hundred dollars per annum; two clerks. Class H; one 
employee. Class J; one superintendent, Palestina Leper Hospital, 
at four hundred and fifty aollars per annum; one hundred inspect- 
ors and vaccinators, at not to exceed three hundred and sixty dol- 
lars per annum each; seven employees, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annmn each; five employees, at one hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum each ; four employees, at one hundred and twenty 
dollars per annum each; three employees, at ninety dollars per 
annum each; ten employees, at sixty dollars per annum each; for 
San Lazaro Hospitals, one superintendent, class nine, one dispensing 
clerk, class nine, one chief trained nurse, class nine, one physician, 
class ten, one physician, Class A, one clerk. Class A, five nurses. 
Class A, one cook. Class A, four employees. Class J, one employee, 
at two hundred and eighty-eight dollars per annum, four employees, 
at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, eight employees, 
at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, fourteen em- 
ployees, at one hundred and twenty aollars per annum each, twenty- 
two employees, at ninety dollars, per annum each, three employees, 
at seventy-two dollars per annum each, with quarters and subsist- 
ence under the provisions of Act Numbered One thousand and ten, 
and one engineer, at two hundred and eighty-eight dollars per an- 
num, four employees, at two hundred and eighty-eight dollars per 
annum each, six employees, at one himdred and twenty dollars per 
annum each, without quarters and subsistence; per diems of eight 
dollars to the Army officer detailed as Commissioner of Public 
Health; per diems of five dollars to the Army officer detailed as 
assistant to the Commissioner of Public Health; extra allowance 
for disbui-sing clerk, at two hundred dollars per annum; president 
of the board of health of Antique, at one thousand two hundred dol- 
lars per annum; president of the board of health of Mindoro, at 



116 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINB COMMISSION. 

one thousand two hundred dollars per annum; president of the 
board of health of Surigao, at one thousand two hundred dollars 
per annum; compensation of secretary-treasurers' and examiners' 
fees, as provided by law, for the Board of Medical Examiners, Board 
of Pharmaceutical Examiners, and Board of Dental Examiners, not 
to exceed one thousand nine hundred pesos; for hire of temporary 
emergency employees, not to exceed four thousand pesos; allowance 
of twenty centavos per diem each to twelve leper policemen at San 
Lazaro Hospitals. 

For sanitation of the city of Manila : 

One sanitary engineer, until March first, nineteen himdred and 
four, only, at three thousand dollars per annum; seven medical in- 
spectors, class five; one clerk, class nme, until March first, nineteen 
hundred and four, only; one chief disinfector, class nine; ten chief 
sanitary inspectors, class ten ; three disinf ectors. Class A ; three mu- 
nicipal pharmacists. Class A ; nine municipal physicians, at seven 
hundrea and fifty dollars per annum each ; two clerks, Class C ; one 
clerk, Class D, until March first, nineteen hundred and four, only; 
one employee. Class D; three employees. Class H ; forty-six sanitary 
inspectors. Class I, thirty-six of whom shall be to February first, nine- 
teen hundred and four, only ; three clerks for municipal pharmacies. 
Class J; fifteen employees. Class J; fifteen vaccinators. Class J; 
nine disinfectors, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 
eleven employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Total for salaries and wages, one hundred and fifty thousand pesos. 

Support of hospitals^ plants^ and stations^ Board of Health for the 
PhUtppine islands J nineteen hvndred and four: For support and 
maintenance of the women's department, San Lazaro Hospital ; leper 
department, San Lazaro Hospital; bubonic plague, smallpox, and 
cholera departments, San Lazaro Hospitals; morgue and crematory: 
Hospicio de San Jose ; Colegio de Santa Isabel ; San Lazaro Hospital 
at Cebu ; Palestina I^per Hospital ; repairs to buildings on La Lom- 
boy estate and aqueduct for bringing water to same, for hospital for 
insane, not to exceed ten thousand pesos; for the free dispensing of 
medicines and medical supplies to indigent natives; and tor veteri- 
nary department ; seventy-eight thousand pesos. 

Public works^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands^ nineteen 
hundred and four: For filling in and grading ground around San 
Lazaro Hospital buildings, not to exceed five thousand pesos. 

Public works ^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands: For 
reimbursement to John M. Hooks, William H. Gray, and estate of 
Louis J. Depuy for amounts expended by them for subsistence while 
employed on the Island of Culion, between December seventh, nine- 
teen hundred and two, and July thirty-first, nineteen hundred and 
three, six hundred pesos, or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

Suppression ana extermination of epidemic diseases and pests ^ 
Board of Health for the Philippine /stands^ nineteen hundrea and 
four: For the suppression and extermination of epidemic diseases and 
pests; rentals; equipment and maintenance of dispensaries, hospitals, 
plants, and camps, and stations for epidemic diseases, including medi- 
cines tor the same; expenses of disposition of the dead for sanitary 
reasons; subsistence of employees and inmates of hospitals, plants, 
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LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIFPIKE OOMMIBBION. 117 

to provinces for temporary duty ; traveling expenses of one hundred 
vaccinators and inspectors of vaccination, not to exceed twenty-four 
thousand pesos; expenses incurred in titie distribution of distilled 
water; purchase of disinfectants and disinfecting apparatus, rat 
traps and bait; reimbursement for property, clothing, and so forth, 
destroyed to prevent the spread of epidemics in the provinces; ex- 
penses incurred in cleaning up infected districts; medicines and 
medical supplies for indigent natives; ice and ice boxes for preserva- 
tion and shipment of vaccine virus, not to exceed two thousand two 
hundred pesos; purchase of flannel for free distribution to indigent 
natives in Manila to be used as covering for infants; forty-four thou- 
sand pesos: Provided^ That no portion of this appropriation shall be 
available for the payment of eitner permanent or temporary salaries 
or wages. 

Transportation^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For the actual and necessarv traveling 
expenses of officers and employees of the Board of Health, and the 
transportation of freight; for rental of launches for inspHDction in 
the harbor and river at Manila, not to exceed one month,^ at four hun- 
dred and fifty dollars per month ; for hire of vehicles in Manila on 
official business when such transportation can not be furnished by the 
Insular Purchasing Agent, not to exceed four thousand three nun- 
dred and twenty pesos; eight thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase of office furniture and supplies; repairs to furniture; rent of 
telephones; cableCTams, postage, and telegrams; medical and pro- 
fessional books and periooicals ; surgical appliances and instruments; 
incidentals for the Board of Medical Exammers, the Board of Phar- 
maceutical Examiners, and the Board of Dental Examiners; one 
watering cart and three handcarts for the San Lazaro Hospitals, not 
to exceed three hundred pesos; drafting instruments, tables, and sup- 
plies, five hundred and thirty pesos, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary ; twelve thousand six hundred pesos. 

Salaries and wages^ installation of the pail system in the city of 
Manila^ Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, nineteen hun- 
dred and four: The unexpended balance of the funds appropriated 
under this head in Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven is hereby 
made available for the payment of one mate, Class A, from Decem- 
ber eighth to thirty-first, inclusive, nineteen hundred and three, with 
subsistence at one peso per diem ; one ni^ht superintendent, Class A, 
from December eighth to thirtjr-first, inclusive, nineteen hundred 
and three ; one first assistant engineer. Class A, one patron. Class F, 
two firemen, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, one 
coal passer, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum, two quarter- 
masters, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, and two 
sailors, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each, with sub- 
sistence at thirty centavos per diem each, from December eighth to 
thirty-first, inclusive, nineteen hundred and three. 

In all, for the Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, two 
hundred and ninety-eight thousand two hundred pesos. 

The pail system, heretofore operated by the Insular Government 
under the provisions of Acts Numbered Three hundred and thirty, 
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118 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

follows : " The ditference between the amount expended for the 
installation of the pail system in the city of Manila and the amount 
collected therefor from property owners and deposited in the Insu- 
lar Treasury, shall be reimbursed to the Insular Government by the 
city of Manila, and when such reimbursement is fully made all 
property, such as launches, barges, trucks, commodes, and so forth, 
purchased in carrying out the provisions of the appropriation, shall 
revert to and become the property of the city of Manila," is hereby 
transferred to the city of Manila as of January first, nineteen 
himdred and four, full payment therefor to be made by the city of 
Manila, as contemplated by said acts, upon statement of the 
account by the Insular Auditor. 

The unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made for 
the support of the pail system are hereby transferred to the city 
of Manila for expenditure for said pail system as originally con- 
templated, and the unpaid obligations on account of said pail sys- 
tem shall be a proper charge against the city of Manila. 

QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Salaries and wages y Quarantine Sei'oice^ nineteen hundred and 
four: Two oflBcers, at two thousand two hundred dollars per annum 
each ; one officer, at two thousand dollai*s per annum ; six officers, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum each; two officers, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum each, for one month; 
one officer, at seven hundred dollars per annum; one engineer, class 
nine; two clerks, class ten, at one thousand and twenty dollars per 
annum each; one clerk and disinfector. Class A; one chief disin- 
fector, Class A; one watchman. Class A; two disinfectors. Class D; 
two engineers. Class F; one assistant engineer, Class F; one vacci- 
nator and disinfector. Class F; two disinfectors. Class H; one 
cook. Class H; two clerks and disinfectors. Class I; two clerks and 
disinfectors. Class J; one mechanic, Class J; two disinfectors' 
assistants. Class J; one messenger, at one himdred and eighty dol- 
lars per annum; fifteen attendants, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each; seven employees, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum each; launch crews, including one patron, 
at five hundrea and fortv dollars per annum; two patrons, at four 
hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; one engineer, at five 
hundred and forty dollars per annum; two engineers, at four 
hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; one assistant engi- 
neer, at three hundred and ninety dollars per annum; one quarter- 
master, at two hundred and seventy dollars per annum ; two quarter- 
masters, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; two 
firemen, at two hundred and seventy dollars per annum each; four 
firemen, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; four 
sailors, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; six sailors, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per amium each ; and emergency 
attendants, disinfectors' assistants, and laborers assisting regular 
force in disinfecting and handling supplies or necessitated by the 
presence of quarantinnble diseases, not to exceed an aggregate of one 
thousand two hundred pesos; thirty-five thousand pesos. 

Commutation of quarters^ Quarantine Service^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For one officer, at two hundi-ed pesos per month; for one 



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officer at one hundred and seventy pesos per month ; for five officers, 
at one hundred and sixty pesos per month each ; for two officers, at 
one hundred and sixty pesos per month each, for one month only; 
and for one officer, at one hundred pesos per month; five thousand 
seven hundred and fifty pesos. 

Transportation^ Quarantine Service^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For transportation of supplies ; for the maintenance and operation of 
launches and barges, including repairs and the purchase of coal, oil, 
tools, and supplies for same; forage; traveling expenses of officers 
and employees on official business ; and hire of vehicles in Manila on 
official business when such transportation can not be furnished by 
the Insular Purchasing Agent, not to exceed six hundred pesos ; ten 
thousand pesos. 

Support of Mariveles Quarantine Station^ Quarantine Service^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For the support of Mariveles Quaran- 
tine Station, including the purchase of disinfecting apparatus, dis- 
infectants, equipment, fuel, furniture, oils, supplies, and tools ; pur- 
chase of three ranges for steerage barracks; and repairs to buildings 
and wharves ; fift^n thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Quarantine Service^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including rent of buildings and 
offices at Manila, floilo, and Cebu; purchase of office furniture and 
supplies; apparatus; medical instruments; medical books and pub- 
lications, not to exceed one himdred pesos; repairs to equipment and 
furniture; advertising, cablegrams, ice, postage, and other inci- 
dental expenses ; two uiousand pesos. 

In all, tor the Quarantine Service, sixty-seven thousand seven hun- 
dred and fifty pesos. 

FORESTRY BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages ^ Forestry Bureau^ nineteen hundred and four: 
Assistant Chief of Bureau, at three thousand dollars per annum ; six 
foresters, at two thousand four hundred dollars per annum each ; one 
civil engineer, from Auffust twenty-fourth, mneteen hundred and 
three, at two thousand lour hundred dollars per annum; one in- 
spector, class five, from March first, nineteen hundred and four; two 
clerks, class six ; five inspectors, class six, one being imtil March first, 
nineteen himdred and four, only ; one clerk, class seven ; one engineer 
assistant, class eight; five employees, class eight; three assistant in- 
spectors, class ei^t; six clerks, class nine; four assistant inspectors, 
class nine; one skilled workman, class nine; six assistant inspect- 
ors. Class A; one skilled workman. Class A; from November 
twenty-first, nineteen hundred and three ; four clerks, Class A ; four 
assistant inspectors. Class C; four clerks, Class D; thirteen rangers, 
Class D; eight skilled workmen. Class F; forty rangers, Class G; 
I wo draftsmen. Class H; six skilled workmen. Class H; seventy-five 
rangers, Class I; six clerks. Class I; thirteen skilled workmen, Class 
J ; six laborers, at one himdred and fifty dollars per annum each ; 
Ihr^e messengers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each ; 
wages of launch crew, including one master, at one thousand and 
eighty dollars per annum, and one chief engineer. Class F, with com- 
mutation of rations at fifty cents each per diem; one assistant engi- 
neer, Class H, one cook, at one himdred and eighty dollars per annum, 

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118 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

follows: "The difference between the amount expended for the 
installation of the pail system in the city of Manila and the amount 
collected therefor from property owners and deposited in the Insu- 
lar Treasury, shall be reimbursed to the Insular Government by the 
city of Manila, and when such reimbursement is fully made all 
property, such as launchas. barges, trucks, conunodes, and so forth^ 
purchased in carrying out the provisions of the appropriation, shall 
revert to and become the property of the city of Manua," is hereby 
transferred to the city of Manila as of January first, nineteen 
hundred and four, full payment therefor to be made by the city of 
Manila, as contemplated by said acts, upon statement of the 
account by the Insular Auditor. 

The unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made for 
the support of the pail system are hereby transferred to the ci^ 
of Manila for expenditure for said pail system as originally con- 
templated, and the unpaid obligations on account of said pail sg^ 
tem shall be a proper charge against the city of Manila. 

QUARANTINE SERVICE. 

Salaiies and wages^ Quai^antine Sernice^ nineteen hundred and 
four: Two officers, at two thousand two hundred dollars per annum 
each; one officer, at two thousand doUai's per annum; six officers, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum each; two officers, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum each, for one month; 
one officer, at seven hundred dollars per annum; one engineer, class 
nine; two clerks, class ten, at one thousand and twenty dollars per 
annum each; one clerk and disinfector. Class A; one chief disin- 
fector. Class A; one watchman. Class A; two disinfectors. Class D; 
two engineers, Class F; one assistant engineer. Class F; one vacci- 
nator and disinfector. Class F; two disinfectors, Class H; one 
cook. Class H; two clerks and disinfectors. Class I; two clerl^ and 
disinfectors. Class J; one mechanic. Class J; two disinfectors' 
assistants. Class J; one messenger, at one himch'ed and eighty dol- 
lars per annum; fifteen attendants, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each; seven employees, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum each; launch crews, including one patron, 
at five hundred and fortv dollars per annum ; two patrons, at four 
hundred and twenty dollars per annimi each; one engineer, at five 
hundred and forty dollars per anmmi; two engineers, at four 
hundred and twenty dollars per aimum each; one assistant engi- 
neer, at three hundred and ninety dollars per annum; one quarter- 
master, at two hundred and seventy dollai^s per annum ; two quarter- 
masters, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; two 
firemen, at two hundred and seventy dollars per annum each; four 
firemen, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; four 
sailors, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; six sailors, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; and emergency 
attendants, disinfectors' assistants, and laborers assisting regular 
force in disinfecting and handling supplies or necessitated by the 
presence of quarantinable diseases, not to exceed an aggregate of one 
thousand two hundred pe^sos; thirty-five thousand pesos. 

Com/mutation of quarters^ Quarant?nr Sercice^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For one officer, at two hundred pesos per month; for one 



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supplies; technical books and journals, not to exceed four hundred 
and seventy pesos; tents, mess kit, tools, and so forth, not to exceed 
one hundred and thirty pesos; advertising, ice, water, and other inci- 
dental expenses; one thousand three hundred and fifty pesos. 

In all, for the Mining Bureau, thirteen thousand nine hundred and 
fifty pesos. 

PHILIPPINE WEATHER BUREAU. 

Salaries and wages ^ Philippine Weather Bm^eau. nineteen hundred 
and four: Director, at two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
three assistant directors, at one thousand eight hundred dollars per 
annum each; secretary and librarian, at one thousand four hundred 
dollars per annum; three observers, at nine hundred dollars per 
annum each; three calculators, at seven hundred and twenty dollars 
per annum each; two assistant observers, at six himdred dollars per 
annum each; one assistant librarian, at six hundred dollars per 
annum ; two assistant calculators, at three hundred dollars per annum 
each; one draftsman. Class C; one draftsman. Class D; one mechanic, 
Class C ; one mechanic. Class D ^ one mechanic. Class G ; one mechanic, 
Class I; two janitors, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum 
each; two messengers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum 
each; seven chief observers, at six hundred dollars per anniun each; 
seven assistant observers, at one hundred dollars per annum each; 
eleven observers, at three hundred dollars per annum each; twenty- 
six observers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; ten 
observers for rain stations, at ninety dollars per annum each; one 
observer-telegrapher, at nine hundred dollars per annum ; extra allow- 
ance for disbursmg clerk, at two hundred dollars per annum ; thirty- 
five thousand four hundred pesos. 

Transportation^ Philippine Weather Bureau^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of oflScers and 
employ^^s and the transportation of supplies, two hundred and fifty 
pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Philippine Weather Bureau^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including rent, advertising, post- 
age stamps and box rent, electric light and telephone, stationary, 
supplies, ice, office furniture, the purchase of and installation or 
instruments in branch stations, and other incidental expenses; five 
thousand two hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Philippine Weather Bureau, forty thousand eight 
hundred and fifty pesos. 

BUREAU OF PUBLIC LANDS. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Public Lands^ nineteen hundred 
and four: Chief of Bureau, at tnree thousand two hundred dollars 
per annum ; one clerk, class four; one draftsman, class six ; one clerk, 
class six; two clerks, class seven; one draftsman, class eight; three 
clerks, class eight; tnree clerks, class nine; one clerk, class ten; one 
surveyor, Class C; one draftsman. Class G; two draftsmen. Class H; 
four clerks, Class H ; one messenger, at one hundred and twenty dol- 
lars per annum; for hire of labor, not to exceed six hundred pesos; 
twenty thousand eight hundred pesos. 



122 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMHISBION. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Public Lands^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and 
employees, and for the hire of transportation for employees engaged 
in work upon the San Lazaro estate, not to exceed four pesos and 
fifty centavos per day, when such transportation can not be furnished 
by the Insular Purchasing Agent ; six hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Public Lands^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of office 
furniture and supplies ; purchase of books, not to exceed two hundred 
pesos; surveyors supplies; advertising, and other incidental expenses; 
one thousand six hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Public Lands, twenty-three thousand 
pesos. 

BUREAU OF AORICULTUBE. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Agriculture^ nineteen hundred and 
four: Chief of Bureau, at four thousand dollars per annum; Assist- 
ant Chief of Bureau, at three thousand dollars per annum; one 
director of animal industry, class three; one fiber expert, class five; 
one horticulturist, class five; one superintendent of Government 
farms, class six ; one soil physicist, class six, from September eleventh, 
nineteen hundred and three; one expert in tropical agriculture, class 
eight; one expert in plant culture and breeding, class nine; one 
superintendent of experimental station, Manila, class nine, until April 
first, nineteen hundred and four, onlv ; one expert in farm machinery 
and management, class ten; one clerk, class five; one clerk, class 
seven ; three clerks, class eight ; two clerks, class nine ; one gardener, 
Class A; one overseer. Class A; two clerks. Class C; two teamsters,. 
Class C; two horticultural apprentices, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each ; two employees, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each; one manager of stock farm, class five; one 
foreman at San Ramon farm. Class A; one t<^amster at stock farm, 
Class C; one foreman at experimental station, Manila, Class F; one 
foreman, Batangas, Class D ; extra allowance for disbursing clerk, at 
two hundred dollars per annum; for hire of laborers required in 
Manila, Singalon, Baguio. Batangas, and San Eamon, not to exceed 
thirteen thousand pesos; forty-six thousand pesos. 

The employment of four skilled laborers, at four dollars per day, 
at the Government rice farm, for a period of two months, previously 
authorized by the Secretary of the Interior, is hereby approved and 
made a proper charge against the appropriation in section four of 
Act Numbered Six hundred and thirty-four. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Agiiculture^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For per diems of two dollars and fifty cents for officers and employees 
on official travel under the same provisions as applied to the traveling 
examiners of the Auditor's and Troasinvr's offices bv Act Numbered 
Three hundred and fifty-eight, and the transportation of supplies, 
three thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Burcav of AgricuHtwe, nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including the collection and purchase 
of bulbs, plants, roots, seeds, shrubs, trees, and vines for experiment, 
cultivation, and distribution; for purchase of and subscription to 
scientific and technical books, magazines, j>eriodicals, and publications, 
not to exceed three hundred pesos; purchase of office furniture and 



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Kupplie:^; rent of post-office box and telephone; purchase of carts, 
forage, forges, harness, tools, wagons, and so forth, repaii-s, shoeing 
of animals, veterinary attendance and supplies, not to exceed twelve 
thousand pesos; purchase of building materials and carpenter tools, 
not exceeding five hundred pesos; advertising, electric lighting, rents, 
and other incidental expenses; eighteen thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Agriculture, sixty-seven thousand pesos. 

THE ETHNOLOGICAL SURVEY FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 

Salaries and wages ^ tlie Ethnological Survey for the Philippine 
Islands^ nineteen hundred and fmir: Chief of Survey, at three thou- 
sand five hundred dollars per annum; assistant chief of survey, at 
two thousand four hundred dollars per annum ; one clerk, class seven ; 
one collector of natural-history specimens, class eight ; one clerk, class 
eight; one clerk, class nine ; one assistant collector of natural-history 
specimens. Class D ; one clerk, Class E ; one clerk, Class I ; one assist- 
ant collector of natural-history specimens. Class J ; one messenger, at 
one hundred and eighty dollars per annum; one janitor, at ninety 
dollars per annum ; eight thousand pesos. 

Transportation^ the Ethnological Survey for the Philippine Islands^ 
idneteen hundred and four: For the actual and necessary traveling 
and field expenses of oflScers and employees engaged in collecting 
data and materials; for transportation of materials and supplies; 
hire of vehicles in Manila on official business when such transporta- 
tion can not be furnished by the Insular Purchasing Agent, not to 
exceed three hundred pesos; five hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ the Ethnological Survey for the Philippine 
Islands^ nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, includ- 
ing the purchase of office supplies and periodicals; purchase of 
museum specimens, not to exceed two hundred pesos; advertising, 
rent, and other incidental expenses; two thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Ethnological Survey for the Philippine Islands, ten 
thousand five himdred pesos. 

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BUREAU OF GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Government Laboratories^ nineteen 
hundred and four: Superintendent of Government Laboratories, at 
six thousand dollars per annum; Director of the Biological Labora- 
tory, at three thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; Director of 
the Serum Laboratory, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; one employee, class two; two employees, class three; two 
employees, class four; three employees, class five; four employees, 
class six ; five employees, class seven ; two employees, class eight, at 
one thousand five hundred dollars per annum each; nine employees, 
class eight ; eight employees, class nine; four employees. Class A; one 
employee. Class D ; three employees, at four hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum each ; three employees. Class I ; four employees. Class J ; 
one employee, at two hundred and sixteen dollars per annum; one 
employee, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum; six employ- 
ees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; seven 
employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; 



124 LAWS OP UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

twenty -five laborers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each ; 
two emergency inoculators, at not to exceed five pesos per diem 
each; eighty thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Government Laboratories^ nme- 
teen hundred ana four: For contingent expenses, including the pur- 
chase of apparatus, bottles, chemicals, herbarium cases, office and 
photographer's supplies, shelter tents and supplies for field parties; 
rent of Laboratory buildings, post-office box ana telephones; purchase 
of animals for diagnostic, serum, and vaccine work, and forage for 
such animals ; purchase of botanical and entomological specimens, not 
to exceed one hundred pesos; ice, distilled water, cablegrams, light- 
ing; repairs to apparatus; fuel for gas machines; furniture for new 
building; furniture, library supplies, and so forth, for new lilwrary: 
advertising, and other incidental expenses; twenty-nine thousand 
pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Government Laboratories, one hundred 
and nine thousand pesos. 

PHILIPPINE CIVIL HOSPITAL, 

Salaries and wages^ Philippine Civil Hospital, nineteen hundred 
and four: Attending Physician and Surgeon, at three thousand five 
hunared dollars per annum; two house surgeons, at one thousand 
two hundred dollars per annum each, one superintendent, class eighty 
one dispensing clerk, class nine, one chief nurse, at one thousand and 
twenty dollars per annum, one clerk, class ten, one clerk, Class A, 
one matron, Class A, one dietist. Class B, one nurse, Class B, thirteen 
nurses. Class C, two ward attendants. Class C, from November first, 
nineteen hundred and three, one clerk. Class D, ten ward attendants, 
Class D, two ambulance drivers. Class D, one employee. Class G, two 
employees. Class I, two employees, at one hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum each, six employees, at one hundred and fifty-six dollars 
per annum each, six employees, at one hundred and thirty-two dol- 
lars per annum each ; six employees, at one hundred and eight dollars 
per annum each, ten employees, at eighty-four dollars per annum 
each, with subsistence and quarters; extra allowance for disbursing 
clerk, at two hundred dollars per annum ; and for the emplovment oi 
substitutes in places of clerks and emplovees granted leaves oi absence, 
not to exceed one thousand five hunared pesos ; thirty-eight thousand 
pesos. 

Contingent expenses, Philippine Civil Hospital, nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of drugs 
and medicines; medical and surgical supplies and instruments, and 
repairs to latter; rent of buildings; electric current; telephones; 
suDsistence of patients and employees; purchase of fuel, forage, ice, 
induction coil, and accessories for X-ray apparatus, office and hospital 
furniture and supplies; hire of vehicles in Manila on official business 
when such transportation can not be furnished by the Lisular Pur- 
chasing Agent, not to exceed two hundred and fifty pesos ; and other 
incidental expenses; sixty-seven thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Philippine Civil Hospital, one hundred and five 
thousand pesos. 



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CIVIL SANITARIUM, BENGUET. 



Salaries and wages, Civil Sanitarium, Benguet, nineteen hunrfred 
and four: Attending Physician and Surgeon, at two thousand four 
hundred dollars per annum; one dispensing clerk, class nine; one 
nurse and housekeeper, Class A ; one nurse, Class C ; two employees, 
Class D, one being for three months only; one employee, Class F; 
one employee. Class J; one employee, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum ; three employees, at ninety-six dollars per annum 
each; two employees, at sixty dollars per annum each; lor hire of 
emergency laborers, not to exceed four iiundred pesos ; six thousand 
pesos. 

Salaries and wages, Civil Sanitarium. Benguet, nineteen hundred 
and three: The unexpended balance oi funds appropriated under 
this head is hereby made available for the payment of one employee, 
Class I, from November twenty-second, nineteen hundred and two, to 
and including December third, nineteen hundred and two. 

Contingent expenses. Cinl Sanitarium, Benguet, nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including commissary and sub- 
sistence supplies; hospital, medical and surgical supplies; forage; 
transportation of supplies; purchase of five milch cows, one bull and 
two carabaos, two thousand pesos or so much tliereof as may be neces- 
sary; and other incidental exj)enses; fourte(»n thousand pesos. 

in all, for the Civil Sanitarium, Benguet, twenty thousand pesos. 



DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND POLICE. 

BUREAU OF POSTS. 

Salaries and wages, Bureau of Posts, nineteen hundred and four: 
Director of Posts, at six thousand dollars per annum; Assistant 
Director of Posts, at three thousand two hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum; one clerk, class three; two clerksj class five; one post- 
office inspector, class four; three post-office inspectors, class five: 
three post-office inspectors, class six; two clerks, class six; four 
clerks, class seven ; three clerks, class eight ; three clerks, class nine ; 
one clerk, class ten; two clerks. Class 1); one clerk, Class I; one 
clerk. Class J; three employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum each; extra allowance for disbursing clerk, at two hundred 
dollars per annum ; thirty-eight thousand pesos. 

Traveling expenses. Bureau of Posts, nineteen hundred and four: 
For allowance of two dollars and fifty cents per day in lieu of actual 
traveling expenses to post-office inspectors while traveling on official 
business, and for the actual and necassary traveling expenses of other 
employees, four thousand pesos. 

Mail trampoi'tation, Bureau of Posts, nineteen hundred and four: 
For inland mail transportation, sea transportation of mails, trans- 
portation of mails through foreign countries, and for salaries and 
wages of fifteen postal clerks on mail trains and mail steamers, not 
exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars per annum each ; thirty- 
one thousand fou» hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Posts, nineteen hundred and four: 
For contingent expenses, including mail equipment, supplies, and 
other incidental expenses, twelve thousand pesos. 



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Post-Office Service: 

Salaries and ivarjcs^ Pont -Office Service^ nineteen hundred and fotir: 
One postmaster, at three thousand seven hundred dollars per annum ; 
one assistant postmaster, class four; one postmaster, class five; one 
postmaster, class six; three postmasters, class seven; seven post- 
masters, class eight ; eight postmasters, class nine ; seven postmasters, 
class ten; one superintendent of money-order division, class five; 
one superintendent of mailing division, class six; one superintendent 
of registry division, class six; one superintendent of tree-delivery 
division, class six; four clerks, class seven; sixteen clerks, class 
eight; twelve clerks, class nine; fifteen clerks, class ten; ten clerks. 
Class A; one clerk, Class B; five clerks. Class C; three clerks, 
Class E; eirfiteen clerks. Class F; six clerks. Class H; four clerks, 
Class I; fifteen employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum each ; thirty clerks in oflSces outside of Manila, at two hun- 
dred and forty dollars or less per annum each, not to exceed an aggre- 
gate of four thousand pesos; compensation of postmasters appointed 
under the provisions of sections three and four of Act Numbered One 
hundred and eighty-one, not to exceed forty thousand pesos; and 
for the employment of substitutes in places of postmasters and 
employees granted leaves of absence, not to exceed one thousand 
four hundred pesos; total, one hundred and thirty-nine thousand 
six hundred pesos. 

The Directior of Posts is hereby authorized to appoint postmasters^ 
as provided in sections three and four of Act Numbered One hundred 
and eighty-one, but at salaries not exceeding nine hundred dollars per 
annum each, in lieu of the commissions on the gross receipts of their 
respective offices as provided therein, whenever the necessities of the 
postal service demand such action. 

Contingent expenses^ Post-Ojfice Service, nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including expenses of stamp agencies 
in Manila, not to exceed two dollars per month each; rent and light- 
ing of post-offices ; mail messenger service, including purchase of two 
additional mail wagons and two horses; furniture, supplies, adver- 
tising, and other incidental expenses; fifteen thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Posts, two hundred and forty thousand 
pesos. 

SIGNAL SERVICB, 

Gonstr}tction^ waintenance^ and operation of telegraph, telephone, 
and cable lines^ Sif/nal Service^ nineteen hundred and four: For 
salaries and wages of three clerks, class six; two clerks, class eight; 
four clerks, class nine; one mechanic, class ten; three enaployees, 
Class H; two employees. Class I; twenty-six employees, Class J; 
one hundred and ninety employees. Class K; and such temporary 
day laborers as may be necessary, not to exceed in all for salaries 
and wages, thirty-six thousand pesos; for rent of buildings to be 
used as telegraph and telephone offices, and illuminating supplies for 
same, not to exceed two thousand pesos; total, thirty-eight tnousand 
pesos. 

BUREAU OF PHILIPPINES CONSTABULARY. 

Pay of Philivpines Coi\f<tabulary^ nineteen hundred and four: For 
the difference uetween pay and allowances of brigadier-general and 



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colonels, resi^ectivoly, and that of their respective ranlcs in the United 
States Annv, of the officers detailed as Chief and assistant chiefs of 
the Philippines Constabulary, pursuant to the provisions of the Act 
of the Congi-ess of the Unitea States entitled : "An Act to promote 
the efficiencv of the Philippines Constabulary, to establish the rank 
and pay of fts commanding officers, and for other purposes," approved 
January thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three. 
Field officers : 

One colonel and assistant chief, at three thousand five hundred dol- 
lars' per annum; two majors and assistant chiefs, at two thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; four majors and 
senior inspectors, at two thousand dollars per annuam each. 
Line officers: 

Forty-seven captains and inspectors, not to exceed an aggregate of 
seventy-five thousand pesos; fifty-one first lieutenants and inspectors, 
not to exceed an aggregate of fifty-seven thousand pesos; seventy 
second lieutenants and inspectors, not to exceed an aggregate of 
sixty-eight thousand one hundred pesos ; seventy-nine third lieuten- 
ants and inspectors, not to exceed an aggregate of sixty-seven thou- 
sand five hundred pesos; forty-five suomspectors, not to exceed an 
aggregate of twenty-one thousand six hundred pesos. 
Enlisted strength : 

Fifty sergeant-ma] ors, quartermaster-sergeants, and first sergeants, 
not to exceed an average of thirty-seven pesos and eighty-six centavos 
per month each ; two nundred sergeants, not to exceed an average of 
twenty-nine pesos and seven centavos per month each ; four hundred 
and fifty-four corporals, not to exceed an average of twenty pesos and 
thirtj^-three centavos per month each; one thousand five hundred 
and sixty-three first-class privates, not to exceed an average of fifteen 
pesos per month each ; four thousand six hundred and thirty second- 
class privates, not to exceed an average of ten pesos and thirty centa- 
vos per month each; being an enlisted strength not exceeding seven 
thousand of all grades, including those authorized for the medical 
division, at an aggregate of not to exceed five hundred thousand pesos. 
Office of 3ie Cliief : 

One clerk, class eight; one messenger. Class K, at one hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum. 

Adjutant's division : 

One captain and adjutant, at two thousand dollars per annum; 
one clerk, class seven ; two clerks, class eight ; five clerks, class nine ; 
two clerics, class ten; three clerks. Class A; two clerks. Class C; 
three clerks. Class F; one clerk, Class G; one clerk. Class I; one 
clerk. Class J; two clerks. Class K, at one hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum each ; five messengers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum each. 

Information division: 

One captain and superintendent, at two thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum; one assistant superintendent, at one thousand 
eight hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, class nine; one mes- 
senger, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum; two detectives, 
at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum each; two detec- 
tives, at one thousand two hundred dollars per annum each; three 
detectives, at one thousand and eighty dollars per annum each ; three 
detectives, at nine hundred and sixty dollars per annum each; three 



128 LAWS OF UNITED 9TATE8 PHILIPPINE 0OMMI88ION. 

detectives, at eight hundred and forty dollars per annum each; four 
detectives, at seven hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; five 
detectives, at five hundred and forty dollars per annum each; five 
detectives, at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum each ; and 
for hire of detectives in addition to the above, as required from time 
to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed an aggregate of six 
thousand pesos. 

Office of the chief supply officer : 

One captain and assistant chief supply officer, at two thousand 
dollars per annum ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class nine ; two 
clerks, Class G ; one clerk, Class J ; four captains and examiners, at 
an aggregate of not to exceed three thousand dollars; and for per 
dienis of one dollar and fifty cents for four examiners under the same 
provisions as those allowed to traveling examiners of the Insular 
Treasurer and Insular Auditor, pursuant to section one of Act Num- 
bered Three hundred and fifty -eight. 
Paymaster's division : 

One captain and paymaster, at two thousand two hundred dollars 
per annum ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, class nine ; one messen- 
ger, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum. 
Commissary division: 

One captain and commissary, at two thousand dollars per annum ; 
one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine; three clerks, Class A; 
two clerks, Class C; one clerk. Class F; and one clerk, Class J. 
Quartermaster division : 

One captain and quartermaster, at one thousand six hundred dol- 
lars per annum; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class ten; one 
clerk, Class A; one clerk, Class H; two blacksmiths and wheel- 
wrights, at nine hundred dollars per annum each; one wagonmaster, 
at eight hundred dollars per annum ; three teamsters, at seven hun- 
dred and twenty dollars per aQnum each; two laborers' overseers, 
at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum each ; and tliree team- 
sters, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each. 
Ordnance division : 

One captain and ordnance officer, at one thousand four hundred 
dollars per annum ; one clerk. Class A ; one clerk. Class H ; one 
armorer and gunsmith, at one thousand dollars per annum; two 
mechanics, at two hundred and ten dollars per annum each ; and five 
saddlers, at two hundred and ten dollars per annum each. 
Medical division : 

One captain and superintendent, at two thousand dollars per 
annum; three captains and surgeons, at one thousand eight hundred 
dollars per annum each; one clerk. Class A; ten medical inspectors 
with the rank of lieutenant, not to exceed an ag^egate of ten thou- 
sand four hundred pesos; five sergeants, at thirty-three pesos per 
month each; six corporals, at twenty -eight pesos per month each; 
ninety-two first-class privates, at eighteen pesos per month each. 
Telegraph division: 

One superintendent, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum, from November seventh, nineteen hundred and three: Pro- 
•vided^ That the provisions of Act Numbered Six hundred and forty- 
three shall not apply to this position. Two first-class inspectors, at 
one thousand six nundred dollars per annum each ; two fii'st-class 
inspectors, at one thousand four hundred dollars per annum each; 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 129 

two first-class inspectors, at one thousand two hundred dollars per 
annum each ; three second-class inspectors, at one thousand one hun- 
dred dollars per annum each; three second-class inspectors, at one 
thousand and fifty dollars per annum each ; five third-class inspect- 
ors, at one thousand dollars per annum each; three third-class in- 
spectors, at nine hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; and ten 
fourth-class inspectors, at nine hundred dollars per annum each. 
Enlisted telegraph operators: 

Ten sergeants, at sixty pesos per month each ; twenty corporals, at 
fifty pesos per month each; thirty first-class privates, at forty pesos 
per month each; twenty second-class privates, at thirty pesos per 
month each: Provided^ That no enlisted telegraph operator shall 
receive subsistence, either in money or kind, whether in garrison, 
traveling under orders, or in the field. And for extra compensation 
for enlisted men detailed as linemen in addition to their pay proper, 
not to exceed three thousand j)esos: Provided^ That the pay of such 
enlisted men shall not exceed eighteen pesos per month each. 
Civilian employees : 

One clerk, class ten; twenty telegraph operators, at nine hundred 
dollars per annum each ; twenty telegraph operators, at seven hundred 
and eighty dollars per annum each ; firteen linemen, at nine hundred 
dollars per annum each; ten linemen, at seven hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each; five linemen, at seven hundred dollars per 
annum each; ten linemen, at one hundred and eighty dollars per 
annum each; five messengers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annmn each ; and ten messengers, at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Office of the First District chief: 

One elerk, class eight ; one clerk, class ten ; one clerk. Class I ; and 
for hire of detectives as required from time to time, at varying rates 
of pay, not to exceed an aggregate of one thousand eight hundred 
pesos. 

Office of the Second District chief : 

One derk^ class eight ; one clerk, class ten ; and for hire of detect- 
ives as required from to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed 
an aggrojgate of one thousand two hujidred pesos. 
Office of the Third District chief : 

One clerk, class eight; one clerk, class ten; and for hire of detect- 
ives as required from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to 
exceed an aggregate of one thousand two hundred pesos. 
Office of tne Fourth District chief : 

One clerk, class ten ; one clerk. Class I ; and for hire of detectives as 
required from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not to exceed an 
aggregate of nine hundred pesos. 

Office of the Fifth District chief: 

Two clerks, class nine, one being for two months; and for hire of 
detectives as required from time to time, at varying rates of pay, not 
to exceed an aggregate of six hundred pesos. 
Unassiffned clerks: 

One clerk, class nine ; forty clerks for supply officers, not to exceed 
an aggregate of two thousand five hundred dollars; and for hire of 
emergency clerical labor, not to exceed an aggregate of three hundred 
pesos: Provided^ That additional compensation shall not be paid 
hereunder. 



130 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Assigned to tlie provinces: 

One clerk, Class A; two teamsters, at seven hundred and twenty 
dollars per annum each ; and five packers, not to exce^ed an aggregate 
of three thousand six hundred pesos. 
Launch crews : 

Crew of launch Lexington; one assistant enginex^T, at three hun- 
dred and sixty dollars per annum; and one fireiiian, at one hundred 
and fifty dollars per annum; crew of launch Ariel; one patron, at 
three hundred and sixty dollars per annum; and one engineer, at 
three hundred and sixty dollars per annum; crew of boat Annie; one 
pilot, and ten oarsmen, from July first, nineteen hundred and three, 
not to exceed an aggi-egate of one thousand three hundred and fifty 
pesos. 

Laborers : 

For hire of unskilled laborers, not to exceed an aggregate of eleven 
thousand pesos. 

Extra compensation for supply officers : 

For extra compensation to fifty-two inspectors detailed as supply 
officers, at two hundred dollars per annum each : Provided^ That an 
additional compensation of one hundred dollars per annum, payable 
in monthly installments from the revertible appropriations for the 
purchase and transportation of commissaries, be paid each supply 
officer who, in addition to his other duties, has charge of a brancJi 
civil supply store. 

Total for salaries and wages, one million and t>venty-five thousand 
pesos. 

Clothing^ camp and aanison equipage^ Philippines Constabulary^ 
nineteen aundred and four: For material and manufacture of cloth- 
ing and equipage; for the purchase, repair, and preservaticju of arms, 
ammunition, equipments, and musical instruments; and for allowance 
for clothing not drawn in kind to enlisted men upon discliarge; one 
hundred and sixty-three thousand pesos: Provided^ Tliat articles of 
clothing and equipage may be sola to officers and enlisted men for 
their personal use, at cost price, under such restrictions as the Chief 
of Constabulary may prescribe, with the approval of the Secretary 
of Conunerce and Police. 

Barracks and quarters^ Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For allowance and commutation for offices and Quar- 
ters under the provisions of Acts Numbered Seven hundred ana six 
and Eight hundred and seven; for rent, construction, and repair of 
officer, guardhouses, arsenals, barracks, hospitals, storehouses, and 
stables; for fuel, illuminating, and cleaning supplies; an for rent of 
telephones in Manila ; seventy-seven thousand pesos. 

2'ransportation^ Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For transportation of officers, enlisted men, employees, pris- 
oners, and supplias; forage, veterinary attendance, medicines, shoe- 
ing, and incidentals for animals; purchase and hire of draft, and 
riding animals, haniess, carts, boats, and so forth; purchase of coal, 
gasoline, and incidentals for boats; and for subsistence of officers 
while traveling under ordcTs; one hundred and seventy-four thousand 
pesos: Provided^ That the Bureau of Constabulary shall furnish its 
official transportation in the city of Manila, under such restrictions 
as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Conunerce and Police, the 



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provisions of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety-ei^ht to the con- 
trary notwithstanding: Aiid promded further^ That forage in kind 
for one private animal used m the public si»rvice may l>e furnished 
the officer owning it on his certificate, a]>proved by his senior inspector 
and district chief: And provided further^ That the subsisti^nce and 
traveling expenses of officers and enlisted men on escort duty, together 
with all expense of transporting prisoners in their charge, shall be 
paid by the Bureau of Constabulary and not by the Bureau or prov- 
ince at whose request the escort is furnished, the provisions of section 
one of Act Numbered Four hundred and four to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

Secret'Sertnce funds Philippines Constahulary^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For a contingent rimd to be used for secret-service pur- 
poses, and for the payment of rewards for the apprehension of desert- 
ers, in the discretion of the Chief or Acting Chief of Constabulary ; 
ten thousand pesos. 

Telegraph and telephone service^ Philippines Constabulary^ nine- 
teen hvvdred and fmir: For the construction, maintenance, and re- 
pair of telegraph and telephone lines, including purchase of materials 
and supplies and transportation of same; thirty thousand pesos. 

Snhsistence^ Philippines Constabulary^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For the subsistence of municipal police and volunteei's operating in 
conj miction with and under the direction of the Constabulary, subject 
to the aproval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police, and for the 
subsistence of enlisted men and prisoners, two hundred and sixty-six 
thousand pesos: Provided^ That ever}^ enlisted man in the Philip- 
pine^s Constabulary, except he be a band man or a telegraph operator, 
will be given a daily allowance of twentj^-one centavos, Philippines 
currency, for his suosistence, and that this allowance may be given 
in cash, or the value thereof in food, or part in cash and part in food, 
according to the circumstances of the soldier, as to whether he is 
traveling under orders, is on canipaign duty, or in garrison: And 
provided further^ That the senior inspectors will be charged with the 
duty of making requisition for, disbursing, and accounting for sub- 
sistence funds and subsistence supplies in their respective provinces. 

Contingent expenses^ Philippines Constahularg^ nineteen hundred 
and four: Yov tne purchase oi office furniture, stationery, and sup- 
plies; advertising, newspapers, periodicals, professional oooks, post- 
office expenses; and for emergency printing at the various district 
headquarters, not to exceed an aggregate of three hundred pesos, the 
provisions of Act Numbered Two hundred and ninety-six to the con- 
trary notwithstanding; for medical treatment for officers and enlisted 
men under the provisions of Act Numbered Plight himdred and 
seven, and for mediciil, surgical, and hospital supplies, including 
hospital laundry work; for the burial of officers and enlisted men, 
and for other incidentals, including ice, distilled water, laundry of 
office towels, and so forth ; twentv-three thousand pesos. 

Contingent expcvAcs. Philippines Coihstahul-ary, nineteen hundred 
and three: For contingent expenses as provided in Act Numbered 
Six hundred and eighty-two, five thousand nine hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Philippines Constabulary, one million seven himdred 
and seventy-three thousand nine hundred pesos. 



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BUREAU OF PRISONS. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Prisonj^ nineteen hundred and four: 
Warden, at three thousand dollars per annum; Deputy Warden, at 
two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; on assistant deputy 
warden, at one thousand ei^ht hundred dollars per annum; one phy- 
sician, at two thousand dollars per annum ; one master mechanic, at 
one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum ; one chief clerk, class 
eight, at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; one cashier 
and disbursing officer, class six ; one clerk, class eight ; one foreman 
of shops, class eight; one dispensing clerk, class nine; five clerks, 
class nine; two foremen of shops, class nine; one baker, class nine; 
three inspectors, class nine; one laundry foreman, class ten, at one 
thousand and fifty dollars per annum; one cabinetmaker, class ten, 
from February first, nineteen hundred and four; one interpreter, 
Class A; one assistant laundry foreman, Class A; one hospital 
attendant. Class A; twenty-five guards, Class A; one overseer, Class 
C; one teamster. Class C; one foreman of shops, Class C ; two clerks. 
Class D; one overseer, Class D; one foreman of shops. Class D; one 
carriage painter. Class D; two clerks. Class H; two chaplains, at 
three hundred dollars per annum each; two clerks, Class I; two hos- 
pital stewards. Class I; two sergeants. Class I; fourteen keepers, 
Class I; one assistant laundry foreman, Class I; twenty -eight 
griards. Class J ; one clerk, Class J ; one teamster, at one himdred and 
eighty dollars per annum; extra compensation for excutioner, at not 
to exceed ten dollars per execution ; total, seventy -six thousand pesos, 
under the provisions of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven. 

Manufacturing devartment, Bureau of Prisons^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For purchase of machinery, tools, and other permanent 
manufacturing equipment, including materials to be used in all manu- 
facturing departments; seventy thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Prisons^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furni- 
ture, supplies and typewriters ; subsistence of prisoners ; supplies for 
prisoners, including bedding, clothing, medicines, postage, tobacco, 
and so lorth, not to exceed thirty-lour thousand pesos; general 
repairs; partial reconstruction of old pavilions, not exceeding ten 
thousand pesos; construction of one new pavilion, not to exceed fif- 
teen thousand nve hundred pesos; burial of deceased prisoners; for 
enlarging steam cookings apparatus; transjjortation of stones from 
Walled city to prison; reimbursement to prisoners of earnings as 
hired laborers outside of prison prior to American occupation; for 
the purpose of furnishing one suit of clothing, of value not exceeding 
five pesos, and a gratuity of ten pesos to eacn prisoner, upon release, 
who nas been confined for more than one year, in cases where in the 
discretion of the Warden it is necessary ; for forage, fuel, illumina- 
tion, oil, and other incidental expenses; two hundred and ninety 
thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Prisons, four hundred and thirty-six 
thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF 00A8T GUARD AND TRANSPORTATION. 

Salaries and wages^ Bu^au of Coast Gtutrd and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and four: Marine Superintendent, at two thousand 




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five hundred dollars per annum ; Light-House Inspector, at two thou- 
sand five hundred dollars per annum ; inspector ot machinery, at two 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, class five; one 
disbursing officer, class six ; one clerk, class six ; one draftsman, class 
seven; two clerks, class seven; four clerks, class eight; four clerks, 
class nine; one mechanic, class nine; one storekeeper, class ten: one 
storekeeper. Class A ; three clerks, Class A ; two assistant storekeep- 
ers. Class F ; one clerk. Class J ; three employees, at one hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum each; five emplovees, at one hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum each ; per diems of five dollars each for the 
United States naval officer detailed as Chief of the Bureau, and the 
United States Army officer detailed as Light-House Engineer, andper 
diems of two dollars and fifty cents for the United States Army omcer 
detailed as assistant to the Light-House Engineer; forty-two thou- 
sand pesos : Provided^ That the titles of the Superintendent of Light- 
Houses, Buoys, Beacons, and Landmarks, the Superintendent of 
Light-House Construction, and the Superintendent of Construction, 
Maintenance, and Operation of Vessels, be changed to Light-House 
Inspector, Light-House Engineer, and Marine Superintendent, 
respectively. ^ 

Light-House Service^ Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred arul four: For the expenses of the Light-House 
Service, including salaries of captain of light-house tender Corregi- 
dor^ at one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum; captain of 
light-house tender Picket^ at one thousand two hundred dollars per 
annum ; tw o first officers, one being for emergencies only, at nine hun- 
dred dollars per annum each : one second officer, at seven hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum; one mate, at six hundred dollars per an- 
num; one chief engineer, at one thousand six hundred dollars per 
annum; one chief engineer, at one thousand and eighty dollars per 
annum; two first assistant engineers, one being for emergencies only, 
at nine hundred dollars per annum each; five machinists, two being 
for emergencies only, at tour hundred and twenty dollars per annum 
each ; one machinist, at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum ; 
four oilers, two boatswains, one carpenter, one steward, and two cooks, 
at two hundred and forty dollars per anniun each; wages of author- 
ized petty officers and crews; for subsistence- allowances, as authorized 
by law, to officers, petty officers, and crews, including those authorized 
for emergencies; salaries of six light keepers, at four hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum each ; eleven light ki*ej:)ers, at four hundred 
and twenty dollars per annum eacli; thirteen light keepers at three 
hundred and sixty dollars per annum each ; nineteen light keepers, at 
three hundred dollars per annum each; twenty-seven light keepers, 
at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; seven light-keep- 
ers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; seven lignt 
keepers at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; one light 
keeper, at ninety-six dollars per annum; four light keepers, at sixty 
dollars per aniium each ; one light keeper, at forty-eight dollars per 
annum; two light keepers, at thirty dollars per annum each; fifteen 
apprentices, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each, and 
five apprentices, at ninety dollars per annum each, to be stationed in 
the discretion of the Chief of the Bureau ; wages of authorized boat- 



134 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

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men, not to exceed four thousand eight hundred pesos : Provided^ That 
in the event of more lights being found necessary for the public service, 
authority for the employment of the personnel of such lights may be 
granted by the Secretary of Commerce and Police; for the mainte- 
nance and operation of a repair shop and storehouse in connection 
with the division of light-house construction, including salaries and 
wages of one assistant overseer, at nine hundred dollars per annum ; 
one foreman, at three hundred dollars per aniuim; necessary mechan- 
ics and laborers, and purchase of supplies; for necessary rents, 
repairs, and supplies for light stations; for purchase of necessary 
equipment for machine shop for repairing and installing apparatus 
and machinery, not to exceed two thousand pesos; for construction of 
wharf on Engineer Island, and for transferring materials, supplies, 
and so forth, to new warehouse, not to exceed six thousand pesos ; for 
maintenance and operation of tenders, including purchase of fuel and 
supplies, pilotage, repairs, and so forth, not to exceed thirty-four 
thousand eight hundred pesos; buoya^, not to exceed eleven thousand 
pesos, and other incidental expenses, including subsistence of officers 
and employees while traveling on official business; one hundred and 
thirty-two thousand pesos. 

Cutters and launches^ Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For expenses in the maintenance of cut- 
ters and launches, including salaries and wages of one pay officer, at 
one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum ; one pay clerk, class 
nine; seventeen captains, at one thousand eight hundrea dollars per 
annum each ; five masters, at one thousand two hundred dollars per 
annum each; eighteen first officers, at nine hundred dollars per 
annum each; eighteen second officers, at seven hundred and twenty 
dollars per annum each; four mates, at six hundred dollars per 
annum each ; seventeen chief engineers, at one thousand six hundred 
dollars per annum each; four chief engineers, at one thousand and 
eighty dollars per annum each; eighteen assistant engineers, at 
nine hundred dollars per annum each; four assistant engineers, at 
four hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; five assistant engi- 
neers, at three hundred and sixty dollai's per annum each; two engi- 
neers, at four hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; four 
engineers, at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum each; three 
engineers, at three hundred dollars per annum each; thirty-four 
machinists, at four hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; 
forty-eight oilers, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; 
nine firemen, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; one 
patron, at six hundred dollars per annum; three patrons, at four 
hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; th^ee patrons, at thre« 
hundred dollars per annum each; sixteen boatswains, at two hun- 
dred and forty dollars per annum each; sixteen carpenters, at two 
hundred and forty dollars per annum eadi; sixteen stewards, at two 
hundred and forty dollars per annum each; sixteen cooks, at two 
hundred and forty dollars per annum each; one master, at one thou- 
stiiid and eighty dollars per annum, one chief engineer, at nine hun- 
dred dollars per annum, one assistant engineer, at four hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum, one pilot, at three hundred dollars per 
annum, and one mess boy, at ninety-six dollars per annum, from July 
first, nineteen hundred and three; and authorized petty officers, 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINB COMMISSION. 135 

crews, mechanics, and laborers^ for the purchase of coal, oil, outfits, 
commutation of rations; subsistence of postal clerks; hospital ex- 
penses, repairs, and other incidental expenses; six hundred and sev- 
enty thousand pesos : Provided^ That tne Chief of the Bureau, witih 
the approval or the Secretary of Commerce and Police, may employ 
additional officers, petty officers, and crews as may be required to man 
cutters or launches wmch may be added to those already under the 
control of the Bureau, the compensation of such officers and men to 
be determined by the provisions of law applying to vessels of similar 
classes : And provided further^ That the Chief of the Bureau may 
employ temporarily an additional man of the same grade to replace 
any man sent to the hospital from one of the vessels : And provided^ 
That postal clerks, while on duty on Coast Guard cutters, shall be 
fumisned subsistence in kind by the Bureau of Coast Guard and 
Transportation: And provided further. That funds herein appro- 
priated may be used for subsistence and aid of shipwrecked sailors, 
or other persons in distress, as demanded by the laws of humanity 
and the customs of maritime nations. ' ^ 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation^ 
nineteen aundred and four: For contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase of office furniture and supplies; advertising, electric lighting, 
ice, telephone rent; medical treatment and meaicines for officers, 
pettv officers, and crews of cutters and launches, under the provisions 
of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven; and other incidental 
expenses; two thousand pesos. 

in all, for the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation, eight 
hundred and forty-six thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF COAST AND GEODETIC SUBVEY. 

Salaries and wages.Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey ^ nineteen 
hundred and four: One clerk, class eight, at one thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ^r annum; two clerks, Class D; three clerks. Class E; 
two clerks. Class F; eight derks. Class G; one apprentice drafts- 
man, at two hundred and fort^ dollars per annum; one apprentice 
draftsman, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; one mes- 
senger, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; eight thousand 
four hundred pesos. 

Field and steamer expenses. Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For field expenses, including pay of five 
observers, at not to exceed one thousand five hundrea aollars per 
annum each ; one watch officer and one chief engineer, at not to exceed 
on^ thousand six hundred and eighty dollars per annum each, without 
subsistence ; repairs and supplies for the maintenance and operation 
of steamers engaged in survey work ; hire of launches, not to exceed 
eijght thousana pesos; salaries and wages of petty officers, crews, and 
emergency employees; rations and uniforms for petty officers and 
crews ; for meaical treatment and medicines for officers, petty officers, 
and crews, imder the provisions governing the Bureau of Coast 
Guard and Transportation; and other incidental expenses; twenty- 
eight thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including purchase 

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136 tAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINB COMMISSION. 

of office supplies j hire of vehicles in Manila on official business, when 
such transportation can not be furnished by tiie Insular Purcnasing 
Agent, not to exceed forty pesos; and other incidental expenses; one 
thousand six hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey, thirty-eight 
thousand pesos. 

BUBEAU OF ENGINEERING. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Engineering j nineteen hundred and 
four: Consulting Engineer, at five thousand dollars per annum; 
principal assistant engineer, at three thousand five hundred dollars 
per annum ; railroad engineer, at three thousand six hundred dollars 
per annum j chief of supervisors, at three thousand dollars per 
annum; chief surveyor, class two; geographer, class two; one 
assistant engineer, class three; one assistant engineer^ class four; two 
assistant engineers, class five; chief draftsman, class nve; three assist- 
ant engineers, class six; one chief clerk, cla^ six; five transitmen, 
class seven; two clerks, class seven; five transitmen, class eight; two 
clerks, class eight ; three clerks, class nine ; eight recorders, class nine ; 
three draftsmen. Class D; four draftsmen. Class G; ten surveymen. 
Class H ; two messengers, at two hundred and ten dollars per annum 
each ; and for the hire of such assistant engineers, draftsmen, survey- 
ors, and employees, with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce 
and Police, as may be necessary from time to time to accomplish 
authorized work, not to exceed six thousand pesos; seventy thousand 
pesos. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Engineering^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of officers and 
employees, transportation of supplies, and for the hire of vehicles in 
Manila on official business when such transportation can not be fur- 
nid^ed by the Insular Purchasing Agent, not to exceed one hundred 
pesos ; eight hundred pesos. 

Public works ^ Bureau of Engineering, nineteen hundred and four: 
For expenses in connection with such public works, examinations, and 
surveys as may be authorized by the Commission, including the cost 
of labor and necessary equipment, twenty thousand pesos : Provided^ 
That where an appropriation has been made for any specific work the 
contingent, incidental, and any other expenses in connection with the 
same shall be payable from the appropriation made for such work. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Engineering^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of supplies 
and surveying instruments; advertising, and other incidental ex- 
penses ; two thouand four hmidred pesos : Provided^ That employees 
of the Bureau of Engineering shall be entitled to meoicines and med- 
ical attendance while engaged on any authorized public work at 
places where usual medical attendance is not accessible, and the Con- 
sulting Engineer to the Commission may, subject to the approval of 
the Secretary of Commerce and Police, appoint such physicians and 
surgeons, at fixed monthly salaries, as may m his judgment be for the 
best interest of ihe service. 

In all, for the Bureau of Engineering, ninety-three thousand two 
hundred pesos. 



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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND JUSTICE. 

BUKEAU OF THE TREASURER OF THE PHILIPPINB ISLANDS. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands, nineteen hundred and four: Treasurer, at seven thousand dol- 
lars per annum; Assistant Treasurer, at four thousand dollars per 
annum; chief of division of currency, at three thousand dollars per 
annum; three clerks, class three; three clerks, class four; seven 
clerks, class five; seven clerks, class six; seven clerks, class seven; 
nine clerks, class eight; eight clerks, class nine; one clerk. Class C; 
five clerks, Class D; two clerks. Class I; one clerk. Class J; one 
employee, at two himdred and ten dollars per annum; two em- 
ployees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; extra 
allowance for disbursing clerk, at two hundred dollars per annum; 
ninety-one thousand pesos. 

Transportation, Bureau of the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, 
nineteen hundred and four: For the actual and necessary traveling 
expenses of officers and employees ; per diems of deputies and exam- 
iners in official travel in connection with the examination of accounts 
as provided for by Act Numbered Three himdred and fifty -eight, and 
for expenses incurred in the transfer of funds to and from the 
provinces, nine thousand nine hundred and forty pesos. 

Contingent expenses, Bureau of the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands, nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, includ- 
ing the purchase of office furniture, fixtures, and supplies; the pur- 
chase or books and literature pertaining to currency questions; the 
payment of premiums on surety bonds ; rebates of unearned premiums 
on surety bonds, canceled or transferred ; and for advertising, cable- 
grams, coolie hire, post-office box rent, repairs to typewriters, adding 
machines, and office furniture, and other incidental expenses; one 
hundred and thirty-two thousand seven hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, 
two hundred and thirty-three thousand six hundred ana forty pesos. 

BUREAU OF THE AUDrTOR FOR THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. 

Salaries and wages, Bureau of the Auditor for the Philippine 
Islands, nineteen hundred and four: Auditor, at seven thousand dol- 
lars per annum; Deputy Auditor, at four thousand dollars per 
annum ; three clerks, class three ; four clerks, class four ; two clerks, 
class five; nine clerks, class six; seven clerks, class seven; thirteen 
clerks, class eight; fourteen clerks, class nine; six clerks, class ten; 
four clerks. Class A ; two clerks. Class B ; two clerks. Class C ; three 
clerks, Class D; three clerks. Class E; two clerks, Class F; two 
clerks, Class G ; two clerks. Class H ; two clerks. Class I ; two em- 
ployees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; two 
employees, at one hundred and nfty dollars per annum each ; extra 
allowance for disbursing officer, at two hundred dollars per annum ; 
one hundred and nine thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses. Bureau of the Auditor for the Philippine 
Islands^ nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, indud- 



138 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 00MMIS8I0N. 

ing the purchase of oflSce furniture, stationery and supplies, advertis- 
ing, and other incidental expenses, two thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Auditor for the I^hilippine Islands, 
one hundred and eleven thousand pesos. 

BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION. 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Customs and Immigration^ nineteen 
hundred and four: Collector of Customs, at seven thousand dollars 
per annum; Deputy Collector of Customs, at four thousand dol- 
lars per annum ; Special Deputy Collector of Customs, at four thou- 
sand dollars per annum ; two additional deputy collectors of customs, 
class one; Surveyor of Customs, at four thousand dollars per annum; 
deputy surveyor of customs, class two; deputy surveyor of customs, 
class three. 

OflBce of the Collector of Customs: 

One clerk, class seven ; two clerks, class eight. 
Office of the Deputy Collector of Customs : 

One clerk, class six ; one clerk, class eight. 

Office of the Special Deputy Collector of Customs : 

One clerk, class eight. 

Office of the Surveyor of Customs: 

One admeasurer, class three; one assistant admeasurer, class six; 
one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class eight; three clerks. Class F; 
one inspector of boilers, class four, for one month; one inspex^tor of 
boilers, class five, from February first, nineteen hundred and four; 
one inspector of hulls, class five; one harbormaster, class five; one 
clerk, class nine; three patrolmen. Class I; one messenger, at one 
hundred and ninety-two dollars per annum; one superintendent of 
semaphore station. Class D, at six hundred and thirty dollars per 
annum; one assistant superintendent of semaphore station. Class G; 
two messengers, at one hundred and ninety-two dollars per annum 
each. 

Division of insular customs accounts: 

Disbursing officer, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class 
ten; one clerk. Class D; three clerks. Class J; one messenger, at 
ninety dollars per annum. 

Correspondence division : 

One clerk, class six; three clerks, class seven; six clerks, class 

eight; five clerks. Class A; one clerk. Class C; one clerk. Class F; 

two messengers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 

two messengers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Board of protests and appeals : 

One clerk, class four ; two clerks, class eight 
Cashier's division : 

Cashier, class one; assistant cashier, class five; one clerk, class 
six; one clerk, class eight; one clerk, class nine ; two clerks, class ten ; 
one clerk, Class A ; two clerks, Class C ; one clerk. Class D ; one derk, 
Class F; one clerk, Class I; three clerks, Class J; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Appraisers division: 

One chief appraiser, class three ; one assistant appraiser, who shaU 
act also as appraiser of textiles, class four; three appraisers, class 



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five; four examiners, class seven ; four examiners, class eight; twelve 
examiners, class nine; twenty examiners, class ten; nine employees, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 

Importation, exportation, and navigation division : 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven j one liquidator, 
class eight; one clerk, class eight; two clerks, class nine; four clerks, 
class ten; two clerks. Class D; three clerks. Class I; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Liquidation division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, 
class eight; three liquidators, class nine; two liquidators, class ten; 
two liquidators. Class D; two liquidators, Class F; two messengei*s, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Inspectors' division : 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; two inspectors, 
class eight; two inspectors, class nine; two inspectors, class ten; 
twenty-six inspectors. Class A; four weighers. Class F; twenty 
guards. Class I; twelve weighers. Class J; eighty-five guards. 
Class J. 

General order stores and bonded warehouse division : 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class 
eight; one clerk, class nine; one clerk, class ten; fourteen ware- 
housemen. Class A ; one warehouseman. Class C ; one warehouseman. 
Class D; seven clerks. Class I; sixteen clerks. Class J; eighteen 
clerks, Class K, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 
twelve laborers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each ; 
two messengers, at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Consular and statistical division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; six clerks, class 
nine ; five clerks, class ten ; five clerks. Class A ; two clerks. Class D ; 
four clerks, Class J ; one messenger, at ninety dollars per annum. 
Immigration division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; two immi- 
gration inspectors, class eight; three immigration inspectors, class 
nine; one Chinese interpreter. Class D; one employee, at two hun- 
dred and forty dollars per annum; two employees, at one hundred 
and twenty dollars per annum each ; one mesvSenger, at ninety dollars 
per annum. 

Passenger and baggage division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class eight; one baggage 
inspector, class nine; three baggage inspectors, class ten; three bag- 
gage inspectors, Class A; one interpreter. Class D; four employees, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Harbor launch division : 

Chief of division, class six; one launch inspector, class eight; 
one launch inspector, class nine; two launch inspectors, Class A; 
three launch inspectors. Class J; one employee, at one hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum; six employees, at one hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum each. 

Division of special agents : 

Supervising special agent, class three; two special agents, class 
four; two special agents, class six; one special agent, class seven; one 
special agent, class eight. 



138 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 00MMIS8I0N. 

ing the purchase of office furniture, stationery and supplies, advertis- 
ing, and other incidental expenses, two thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Auditor for the jPhilippine Islands, 
one hundred and eleven thousand pesos. 

BUREAU or CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION. 

Salaries and wages, Bureau of Customs and Immiff ration, nineteen 
hundred and four: Collector of Customs, at seven thousand dollars 

{)er annum; Deputy Collector of Customs, at four thousand dol- 
ars per annum ; Special Deputy Collector of Customs, at four thou- 
sand dollars per annum ; two additional deputy collectors of customs, 
class one; Surveyor of Customs, at four thousand dollars per annum; 
deputy surveyor of customs, class two; deputy surveyor of customs, 
class mree. 

Office of the Collector of Customs: 
One clerk, class seven ; two clerks, class eight. 
Office of the Deputy Collector of Customs : 
One clerk, class six ; one clerk, class eight. 

Office of the Special Deputy Collector of Customs : 
One clerk, class eight. 

Office of the Surveyor of Customs: 
One admeasurer, class three; one assistant admeasurer, class six; 
one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class eight; three clerks, Class F; 
one inspector of boilers, cltiss four, for one month; one inspector of 
boilers, class five, from February first, nineteen hundred and four; 
one inspector of hulls, class five; one harbormaster, class five; one 
derk, class nine; three patrolmen. Class I; one messenger, at one 
hundred and ninety-two dollars per annum; one suj)erintendent of 
semaphore station. Class D, at six hundred and thirty dollars per 
annum; one assistant superintendent of semaphore station. Class G; 
two messengers, at one hundred and ninety-two dollars per annum 
each. 

Division of insular customs accounts : 
Disbursing officer, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; one clerk, class 
ten; one clerk, Class D; three clerks. Class J; one messenger, at 
ninety dollars per annuni. 

Correspondence division : 
One clerk, class six; three clerks, class seven; six clerks, class 
eight; five clerks. Class A; one clerk, Class C; one clerk, Class F; 
two messengers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 
two messengers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Board of protests and appeals : 
One clerk, class four ; two clerks, class eight 

Cashier s division : 
Cashier, class one; assistant cashier, class five; one clerk, class 
six ; one clerk, class eight ; one clerk, class nine ; two clerks, class ten ; 
one clerk. Class A ; two clerks, Class C ; one clerk. Class D ; one clerk, 
Class F; one clerk. Class I; three clerks. Class J; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Aj)praiser's division : 
One chief appraiser, class three; one assistant appraiser, who shall 
act also as appraiser of textiles, class four; three appraisers, class 



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five; four examiners, dass seven ; four examiners, class eight; twelve 
examiners, class nine; twenty examiners, class ten; nine employees, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 

Importation, exportation, and navigation division : 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; one liquidator, 
chuss eight; one clerk, class eight; two clerks, class nine; four clerks, 
class ten; two clerks. Class D; three clerks. Class I; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Liquidation division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, 
class eight; three liquidators, class nine; two liquidators, class ten; 
two liquidators. Class D; two liquidators, Class F; two messengers, 
at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Inspectors' division : 

Chief of division, class five ; one clerk, class seven ; two inspectors, 
class eight; two inspectors, class nine; two inspectors, class ten; 
twenty-six inspectors, Class A; four weighers. Class F; twenty 
guards. Class I; twelve weighers. Class J; eighty-five guards. 
Class J. 

General order stores and bonded warehouse division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; one clerk, class 
eight; one clerk, class nine; one clerk, class ten; fourteen ware- 
housemen. Class A ; one warehouseman. Class C ; one warehouseman, 
Class D; seven clerks. Class I; sixteen clerks, Class J; eighteen 
clerks, Class K, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; 
twelve laborers, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; 
two messengers, at ninety dollars per annum each. 
Consular and statistical division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; six clerks, class 
nine ; five clerks, class ten ; five clerks. Class A ; two clerks, Class D ; 
four clerks, Class J ; one messenger, at ninety dollars per annum. 
Immigration division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class seven; two immi- 
gration inspectors, class eight; three immigration inspectors, class 
nine; one Chinese interpreter. Class D; one employee, at two hun- 
dred and forty dollars per annum; two employees, at one hundred 
and twenty dollars per annum each; one messenger, at ninety dollars 
per annum. 

Passenger and baggage division : 

Chief of division, class five; one clerk, class eight; one baggage 
inspector, class nine; three baggage inspectors, class ten; three bag- 
gage inspectors, Class A; one interpreter. Class D; four employees, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Harbor launch division : 

Chief of division, class six; one launch inspector, class eight; 
one launch inspector, class nine; two launch inspectors, Class A; 
three launch inspectors. Class J; one employee, at one hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum; six employees, at one hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum each. 

Division of special agents : 

Supervising special agent, class three; two special agents, class 
four ; two special agents, class six ; one special agent, class seven ; one 
special agent, class eight. 



142 LAWS OF UKITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

toms disbursing officer at Hoilo from the appropriation for contingent 
expenses but which are chargeable to the appropriation for revenue 
cutters and launches, seventy- four pesos and seventy-seven centavos. 

Special contingent fund^ Bureau of Customs and Im/migration^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For a fund to be expended in the dis- 
cretion of ih^ Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands in the 
detection and punishment of violators of the Customs, Inmiigration, 
and Revenue laws, twenty thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Uustoms and Immigration^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For contingent expenses throughout the 
Archipelago, including purchase of office furniture and supplies; sub- 
sistence oi customs officers while on duty on board United States 
Army and Navy transports] for the payment of aWards to informers 
under the provisions or section three hundred and forty-eight of Act 
Numbered Three hundred and fifty-five; advertising; cablegrams; 
ice; rent of offices used by inspectors of customs; repairs to offices; 
purchase of and repairs to boaraing boats ; construction of and repairs 
to coal sheds ; coolie hire for handling supplies ; cost of transferring 
deposits to the Insular Treasury; and other incidental expenses; 
thirty-three thousand five hundred and ninety pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Customs and Imimgration, six hundred 
and six thousand six hundred and sixty- four pesos and seventy-seven 
centavos. 

The Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands is hereby 
authorized to purchase from Carman and Company, for the sum of 
twenty-nine thousand pesos, Philippines currency, the steam cranes, 
tramway, locomotive, cars, machinery, appliances, materials, and 
other personal property used in the landing, conveyance, storing, and 
delivery of imported merchandise at the custom-house at the port of 
Manila, in accordance with the inventory presented by the Insular 
Collector of Customs, said sum to be paid from the amount appro- 
priated in Act Numbered Eight himdred and ninety-seven ; any pro- 
vision in said Act to the effect that such purchase shall be in accord- 
ance with the appraisal presented by the Insular Collector of Customs 
on February twenty-first, nineteen nundred and three, and approved 
by resolution of the Philippine Commission of March fourth, nineteen 
hundred and three, is hereby repealed. 

BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE, 

Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Internal Revenue^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For salaries and wages, three hundred and seventy- 
four pesos : Provided^ That the unexpended balance of funds appro- 
priated in Act Numbered Eight hunared and seven, under this head, 
18 hereby made available for expenditure during the entire fiscal year. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Internal Revenue^ nineteen hundred 
and four: The funds appropriated in Act Numbered Eight hundred 
and seven, under this head, are hereby piade available for expendi- 
ture during the entire fiscal year. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Internal Revenue^ nineteen him- 
dred ana four: The funds appropriated in Act Numbered Eiffht 
hundred and seven, under this head, are hereby made available for 
expenditure during the entire fiscal year. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES FHLLIPFINE COMMISSION. 143 

In all, for the Bureau of Internal Bevenue, three hundred and 
seventy-four pesos. 

BUBBAU OF THE INSULAR COLD STORAGE AND ICE PLANT. 

Salaries and wageSj Bureau of the Insular Cold Storage and Ice 
Plant J nineteen hundred and four: 

Office force and sales department : 

One superintendent, at three thousand six hundred dollars per 
annum; one clerk, class five; four clerks, class six; two clerks, class 
eight; three clerks. Class A, one being until March first, nineteen 
hundred and four, only ; one clerk. Class C ; one clerk, Class D ; four 
employees, at three hundred dollars per annum each; three office 
boys, at two hundred and sixteen dollars per annum each. 
En^neering and manufacturing aepartment: 

One chief engineer, at two thousand four himdred dollars per 
annum; one assistant engineer, class five; one assistant engineer, 
class seven; one assistant engineer, class nine; one machininst, class 
eight; two machinists, class nine; one machinist, Class H; one 
electrician, class seven; one assistant electrician, Class D; one oiler, 
Class A; three oilers. Class C; three watertenders. Class B; one 
watertender. Class C; one pipefitter, class nine; one elevatorman, 
Class F; twenty laborers, at two hundred and forty dollars per 
annum each; thirty laborers, at one hundred and eighty dollars per 
annum each. 

Cold storage an sales department : 

One overseer, class nine; three laborers, at two hundred and six- 
teen dollars per annum each; eighteen laborers, at one hundred 
and eighty dollars per annum each; eleven emergency laborers, at 
one peso and fifty centavos each per diem. 
Land transportation department: 

One overseer, class nine; one blacksmith, class nine; one wheel- 
wright, class ten ; two teamsters. Class A ; fourteen teamsters. Class 
C; two blacksmith helpers. Class I; one saddler. Class E; twenty 
laborers, at two hundred and forty dollars per annum each; two 
cocheros, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each. 
Water transportation department : 

One overseer, class ten ; one engineer. Class F ; one assistant engi- 
neer. Class H; one patron. Class J; two firemen, at one hundred 
and ninety-two dollars per annum each ; one boatswain, at two hun- 
dred and sixteen dollars per annum; six patrons. Class I; thirty 
sailors, at one hundred and sixty-eight dollars per annum each. 
Care and maintenance of buildings and grounds : 

One carpenter, class eight ; one carpenter, class ten ; one overseer, 
class ten; five watchmen. Class C; one painter, Class F; three 
painter helpers. Class I; two carpenter helpers. Class G; one car- 
penter helper. Class J; one mason. Class H; two laborers, at two 
hundred and forty dollars per annum each; eleven laborers, at one 
hundred and eighty dollars per annum each. 

Total for salaries and wages, seventy-six thousand pesos. 

Improvement of plants Bureau of tlie Insular Cold Storage and 
Ice Plant: For the purchase of an additional freezing tank, includ- 
ing all necessary material and any additional labor necessary for its 
installation ; twenty thousand pesos. 



144 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of the Insular Cold Storage and 
Ice Plant J nineteen hundred and four: For office supplies, coal, 
forage, electrical supplies, and incidental expenses; care and main- 
tenance of buildings and grounds; care and maintenance of machin- 
ery ; care and maintenance of water transportation, including repairs 
to launch and lorchas ; care and maintenance of land transportation, 
including repairs to wagons and harness, purchase of new equip- 
ment, veterinary supplies, and so forth; eignty-five thousand pesos: 
Provided^ That the Bureau of the Insular Cold Storage and Ice 
Plant shall furnish its own official transportation, the provisions of 
Act Numbered One hundred and ninety-eight to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

In all, for the Bureau of the Insular Cold Storage and Ice Plant, 
one hundred and eighty-one thousand pesos. 

BUBEAU OF JUSTICE. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Justice j nineteen hundred and four: 
Supreme Court : 

Chief Justice, at seven thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; 
six associate justices, at seven thousand dollars per annum each; one 
clerk of the court, at three thousand dollars per annum ; three deputy 
clerks, one being until not later than February fifteenth, nineteen 
himdred and four, at two thousand dollars per annum each; one 
reporter of decisions, who shall furnish his own office room, clerical 
assistance, translators, typewriters, and other aids, at two thousand 
dollars per annum; one employee, class six; one employee, class 
seven ; one employee, class nine ; one employee, Class C ; two employ- 
ees, dlass E ; one employee. Class G ; four employees. Class H ; six 
employees, Class J ; five employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum each. 

Court of First Instance, Manila : 

Three judges, at five thousand five hundred dollars per annum each ; 
one clerk, at two thousand dollars per annum ; two assistant clerks, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum each ; one deputy clerk, 
at nine hundred dollars per annum ; six employees, class seven ; one 
employee, class eiffht; tlu'ee employees, class nme; eight employees, 
Class H ; five employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum 
each. 

Courts of First Instance, First District : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one 
employee, class nine ; one employee. Class D ; one clerk, Cagayan, at 
eight hundred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Isabela, at sevep hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; two employees. Class J ; two employees, at 
one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Second District : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one 
clerk, Iiocos Sur, at nine hundred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Abra, 
at seven hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, Docos Norte, at nine 
hundred dollars per annum; one employee. Class D; one employee, 
at four hundred and fifty dollars per annum; five employees, Class 
J; three employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum 
each. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 145 

Courts of First Instance, Third District: 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; one employee, class 
seven ; one employee, class nine ; one clerk. Union, at nine hundred 
dollars per annum ; one clerk, Pangasinan, at one thousand one hun- 
dred dollars per annum; one clerk, Zambales, at eight hundred dol- 
lars per annum ; one deputy clerk, Pangasinan, at three hundred and 
sixty dollars per annum; two employees, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each ; one employee, at one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars per annum. 

Courts of First Instance, Fourth District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum ; one employee, Class 
A; two employees, Class J; one clerk, Tarlac, at nine hundred dol- 
lars per annum ; one clerk, Pampanga, at one thousand dollars per 
annum; one clerk, Nueva Ecija, at nine hundred dollars per annum; 
one deputy clerk, Pampanga, at three hundred dollars per annum; 
one employee, at two himdred and forty dollars per annum; three 
employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; three 
employees, at one himdred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Fifth District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum ^ one clerk, Bulacan, 
at one thousand dollars per annum ; one clerk, Rizal, at nine hundred 
dollars per annum; one employee. Class G; two employees. Class J; 
two employees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; 
two employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Sixth District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; one clerk, Laguna, 
at nine hundred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Cavite, at nine hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Bataan, at eight hundred dollars 
per annum; one employee. Class C; four employees, Class J; two 
employees, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each ; three 
employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Seventh District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum ; one employee. Class 
A; one clerk, Batangas, at one thousand one hundred dollars per 
annum; one clerk, Tayabas, at nine hundred dollars per annum; 
one clerk, Marinduque, at seven hundred dollars per annum; one 
clerk, Mindoro, at eight hundred dollars per annum ; four employees. 
Class J ; five employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars' per 
annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Eighth District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; two employees, 
class nine; one clerk, Camarines, at nine hundred dollars per annum; 
one clerk, Albay, at nine hundred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Sor- 
sogon, at eight hundred dollars per annum; three employees. Class 
J ; one employee, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; one 
employee, at one himdred and fifty dollars per annum; two em- 
ployees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Ninth District : 
One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; one employee, 
class seven; one employee, class nine; one clerk, Iloilo, at one thou- 
sand two hundred dollars per annum ; one employee. Class J ; one em- 
ployee, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; one employee, 
at ninety dollars per annum. 



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146 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Courts of First Instance, Tenth District: 

One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; one employee, 
Class D ; one clerk. Occidental Neg^ros, at one thousand one hundred 
dollars per annum; one clerk. Antique, at nine hundred dollars per 
annum ; two employees. Class J ; one employee, at one hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum ; one employee, at one hundred and forty- 
four dollars per annum ; one employee at ninety dollars per annum. 
Courts of First Instance, Eleventh District : 

One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum ; one employee, class 
seven ; one employee. Class D ; one clerk, Cebu, at one thousand two 
hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, Oriental Negros, at eiffht hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Bohol, at one thousand dollars per 
annum ; one deputy clerk, Cebu, Class D ; two employees, Class H ; 
two employees. Class J ; two employees, at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annum each; one employee, at one hundred and twenty 
dollars per annum; two employees, at sixtjr dollars per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Twelfth District : 

One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum ; one employee. Class 
D; one clerk, Samar, at nine hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, 
Leyte, at one thousand dollars per annum; two employees. Class J; 
two employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Thirteenth District : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one 
employee, class nine; one clerk, Misamis, at nine hundred dollars 
per annum ; one clerk, Surigao, at eight hundred dollars per anniun ; 
one clerk, district of Lanao, at three hundred dollars per annum ; one 
clerk, subdistrict of Dapitan, at three hundred dollars per annum; 
one employee, Class J ; one employee, at one hundred and eighty dol- 
lars per annum ; four employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars 
per annum each. 

Courts of First Instance, Fourteenth District: 

One jud^c, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one 
clerk, district of Zamboanga, at one thousand two hundred dollars per 
annum ; one clerk, Jolo, at one thousand dollars per annum ; five dep- 
uty clerks, at two hundred dollars per annum each ; four employees, 
at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each. 
Courts of First Instance, Firteenth District : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one 
employee, class eight; one fiscal, at one thousand five hundred dollars 
per annum ; one employee, class nine ; one clerk, Capiz, at nine hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; one clerk, Romblon, at five hundred dollars 
per annum; one clerk, Masbate, at four hundred dollars per annum; 
one clerk, Paragua, at three hundred dollars per annum; one deputy 
clerk, Paragua, at two hundred dollars per annum ; two employees. 
Class J ; one employee, at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum; 
two employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; 
and clerical and translating assistants to fiscal, not to exceed four hun- 
dred pesos. 

Courts of First Instance, Mountain District : 

One judge, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; one 
fiscal, at one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, at 
one thousand six hundred dollars per annum ; three deputy clerks, at 
three hundred dollars per annum each ; three employees, at one hun- 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 147 

drcd and twenty dollars per annum each; and clerical, interpreting 
and translating assistants to fiscal not to exceed one thousand pesos. 
Court of Customs Appeals : 

Two judges, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum each ; 
one clerk, at one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; one 
employee, class eight; one employee, at one hundred and eighty dol- 
lars per annum. 

Judges of first instance and employees at large: 

Four judges, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum 
each ; two employees, class eight ; two employees, class nine. 
Court of Land Registration: 

One judge, at five thousand dollars per annum; one judge, at four 
thousand dollars per annum ; one clerk, at two thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum ; one assistant clerk, at two thousand dollars per 
annum; one examiner of titles, Manila, at one thousand five hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; five examiners of titles, at one thousand two 
hundred dollars per annum each; two employees, class seven; two 
employees, class eight ; one emplo3'ee, class nine ; one employee. Class 
A ; two employees. Class D ; three employees. Class E ; one employee, 
Class F; one employee. Class G; three employees. Class H; one 
employee, Class I ; three employees, at one hundred and eighty dol- 
lars per annum each. 

OflBce of the Attorney-General : 

Attorney-General, at seven thousand dollars per annum; Solicitor- 
General, at five thousand five hundred dollars per annum; Assistant 
Attorney-General, at four thousand five hundred dollars per annum; 
one Supervisor oi Fiscals, at four thousand dollars per annum; one 
Assistant Attorney-General, Philippines Constabulary, at three thou- 
sand five hundred dollars per annum; one Assistant Solicitor-Gen- 
eral, at two thousand five hundred dollars per annum; one Deputy 
Supervisor of Fiscals, at two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; one assistant lawyer, at two thousand four hundred dollars 
per annum; one assistant la^^er, at two thousand two hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum ; two assistant lawyers, at one thousand eight 
hundred dollars per annum each; one assistant lawyer, at one thou- 
sand six hundred dollars per annum; one assistant lawyer, at one 
thousand four hundred dollars per annimi ; one clerk and translator, 
at two thousand four hundred dollars per annum; one disbursing 
officer, class five; one translator, class six; six employees class seven; 
two employees, class eight ; one employee. Class A ; one employee, at 
eight hundred dollars per annum ; two employees, Class D ; one em- 
ployee, Class G ; one employee, Class J ; one employee, at one hundred 
and eighty dollars per annum; one employee, at one hundred and 
twenty dollars per annum. 

Total for salaries and wages, three hundred and fifty thousand 
pesos. 

Transportation^ Bureau of J^istice^ nhveteen hundred and four: 
For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of judges, employees 
of courts, of the office of the Attorney-General, and of special employ- 
ees traveling on official business ; six thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Justice^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture, sup- 
plies, and repairs; sherilTs' fees and per diems; per diem allowances 




148 LAWS OF UinTBD STATES PHILIPPINE OOMBHSSION. 

of four dollars for judges of the Courts of First Instance while 
absent from their districts on duty in Manila; per diems provided 
by Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven; pay for special 
emergency interpreters or other employees, under approval of the 
Secretary of Finance and Justice; and for other incidental expenses; 
sixteen thousand pesos. 

In all, for the jBureau of Justice, three hundred and seventy-two 
thousand pesos. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

BUREAU OF EDUCATION. 

Salaries and wagesj Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and 
four: 

OflSce of the Greneral Superintendent : 

Greneral Superintendent, at six thousand dollars per annum ; assist- 
ant to Greneral Superintendent, at two thousand four hundred dol- 
lars per annum; two clerks, class five^ one clerk, class six; three 
clerks, class seven; six clerks, class eight; six clerks, class nine; 
one clerk, class ten ; one clerk. Class A ; one derk. Class D ; at seven 
hundred dollars per annum; one clerk. Class E; one employee, at 
two himdred and ten dollars per annum; four employees, at one 
hundred and fifty dollars per annum each; seven employees, at 
one hundred and twenty dollars per annum each; two carpenters, at 
three hundred dollars per annum each; wages of laborers handling 
supplies, not to exceed one thousand two hundred pesos. 
Offices of the division superintendents : 

Thirty-one division superintendents, not to exceed fifty-nine thou- 
sand three hundred and fifty pesos; ten clerks, class nine; seven 
clerks. Class A ; fourteen clerks. Class D. 
General teaching force : 

Superintendent, Normal School, Manila, at three thousand dollars 
per annum; superintendent, Trade School, Manila, at two thousand 
four hundred dollars per annum; three teachers, dass five; ei^ht 
teachers, class six ; six teachers, class seven ; fifty teachers, cdass ei^t, 
at one thousand five hundred dollars per annum each ; eighty teachers, 
class eight; sixty teachers, class nine, at one thousand tnree hundred 
dollars per annum each; three hundred and fifty teachers, dass nine; 
fifty teachers, class ten, at one thousand one hundred dollars per 
annum each ; one hundred and sixty teachers, class ten ; one hundred 
teachers, Class A ; six teachers, Class C, at eight hundred dollars per 
annum each ; twenty teachers. Class I) ; twenty teachers, Class JE ; 
twenty teachers. Class F ; twenty teachers. Class G ; twenty teachers. 
Class H; forty teachers. Class I; sixty teachers, Class J; sixteen 
teachers for the Tinguian municipalities of Abra, at not exceeding 
six dollars per month each ; sixteen teachers for the Hocano pueblos 
of Abra. at not exceeding ten dollars per month each ; three hundred 
ni^ht-scnool teachers, at one dollar and fifty cents each per night, 
thirteen nights per month : Provided^ That fifty of these teachers are 
assigned to towns where there is a special demand for ni^ht-school 
instruction and where an average attendance of twenty-five pupils 
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LAWS OP UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 149 

Other employees : 

Normal School, Manila, two employees at one hundred and eighty 
dollars per annimi each, and six employees at one hundred and twenty 
dollars per annimi : Trade School, Manila, two employees at one hun- 
dred and twenty dollars per annum each; Nautical Sdiool, Manila, 
two employees at one hundred and eighty dollars per annum each; 
one mecnanic, at three hundred and sixty dollars per annum. 

Total for salaries and wages, eight hundred and ninety-five thou- 
sand five hundred pesos. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and four: 
For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of the General 
Superintendent, assistant to Gfeneral Superintendent, division super- 
intendents, and employees ; for the actual and necessary traveling 
expenses of teachers from Manila to their respective stations and 
upon transfer to new stations within the Archipelago when directed 
by the General Superintendent for the benefit or the Bureau; and for 
the actual and necessary traveling expenses, not including mainten- 
ance, of teachers of English designated by their division superin- 
tendents to visit and instruct in barrio schools, since July first, nine- 
teen hundred and three ; ten thousand four hundred pesos. 

Transportation^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and three: 
For actual and necessary traveling expenses, not including mainte- 
nance, of teachers of English desig^iated by their division superin- 
tendents to visit and instruct in barrio schools ; four hundred pesos. 

School furniture and supplies^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For the purchase of school books, furniture, and sup- 
plies, including cartage, packing, storage, and transportation of same ; 
nfty thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Education^ nineteen hundred and 
four : For contingent expenses, including compensation and expenses 
of the superior advisory board ; purchase of office furniture and sup- 
plies ; purchase of fuel, light, and water for girls' dormitory, Normal 
School, Manila, and or distilled water for Manila schools; for rent 
of Nautical School, of dormitory for girls attending Normal School, 
of offices and storerooms for division superintendents, and of store- 
room in Manila ; for construction and equipment of girls' industrial 
school at Bua, Benguet; for purchase of clothing and bedding for 
Igorrote pupils in boys' industrial training school at Baguio, Ben- 
guet, and of material and agricultural implements for said training 
school ; for completion of Igorrote boys' industrial training school at 
Bontoc; for preliminary expense in construction of Igorrote indus- 
trial school at Cervantes, Bontoc; equipment and supplies for cook- 
ing class in the Manila Trade School; establishment oi an industrial 
school for the Tinguianes in the Province of Abra, including machin- 
ery and tools for equipping same; incidental expenses; for medical 
attention to students in Manila Normal School, at twenty-five dollars 
per month: Provided^ That payment hereunder may be made to a 
physician now in the civil service, the provisions of existing laws to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

Total for contingent expenses, twenty-nine thousand seven hundred 
pesos. 

In all for the Bureau of Education, nine hundred and eighty-six 
thousand pesos. 



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BUREAU OF PUBLIC PRINTING. 



Salaries and wages^ Bureau of Public Printing^ nineteen hundred 
and four: Public Printer, at four thousand dollars per annum; 
superintendent of instruction, at three thousand dollars per annum ; 
one craftsman instructor, class four; six craftsmen instructors, class 
five; one clerk, class six; six craftsmen instructors, class six; two 
clerks, class seven; eighteen craftsmen instructors, class seven; one 
clerk, class eight; sixteen crafti>mon instructors^ class eight; one 
derk, class nine; one craftsman instructor, class mne; one employee, 
class ten; four employees, Class A; one helper. Class A; one clerk, 
Class B; one clerk. Class C; four watchmen, Class C; two em- 
plovees. Class D; two clerks. Class H; one employee, at one hundred 
and eighty dollars per annum; one employee, at one hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum; for salaries and wages of craftsmen, junior 
craftsmen, mechanics, helpers, laborers, and so forth, not to exceed 
thirty-four thousand pesos; for salaries and wages of apprentices, 
not to exceed three thousand six hundred pesos; total, one hundrea 
and twenty-two thousand six hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Public Printing^ nineteen hundred 
and four: For contingent expenses, including additional machinery, 
material, supplies, lithographing, rents, repairs to machinery, office 
supplies, horses, forage, telephone, filling, grading, and curbing 
northern half of lot ; and other incidental expenses ; sixty-eight thou- 
sand four hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Burea\i of Public Printing^ nineteen hundred 
and three: For contingent expenses, including additional machinery, 
material, supplies, horses, forage; repairs, and other incidental ex- 
penses; seven thousand seven hundred and fifty pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Public Printing, one nundred and ninety- 
eight thousand seven hundred and fifty pesos, under the provisions 
of Act Nimibered Eight hundred and seven. 

BUREAU OF ARCHIVES. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Archives, nineteen hundred and 
four: Chief of Bureau, at three thousand aollafs per annum; one 
clerk, class seven ; three clerks, class eight ; one cleric, class ten ; one 
clerk. Class A, for three months only; three clerks. Class D; two 
clerks. Class F; two clerks. Class H; one clerk. Class I; two clerks. 
Class J; three employees, at one hundred and fifty dollars per annum 
each ; twelve thousand five hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Archives^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including the purchase of office fur- 
niture, typewriter and supplies, and other incidental expenses; five 
hundred and fifty pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Archives, thirteen thousand and fifty 

?3sos: Provided^ That the Bureau of Patents, Copyrights, and 
rade-Marks shall be merged in the Bureau of Archives. 

BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Salaries and wages ^ Bureau of Architecture and Con^'ttruction of 
Public Buildings, nineteen hundred and four: Chief of Bureau, at 
four thousand dollars per annum; master builder, at two thousand 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 151 

two hundred and fifty dollars per annum; one superintendent of 
construction, class six; one clerk and electrical engineer, class six; 
one disbursing officer, class six; two clerks, class seven; one elec- 
trical engineer, class seven, for four months only; five clerks, class 
eight; four clerks, class nine ; two clerks. Class F ; two clerks. Class 
G ; one clerk. Class I ; one employee, at two hundred and ten dollars 
per annum ; one employee, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum ; twenty-eight thousand pesos. 

Public works^ Bureau of Architecture and Construction of Public 
Buildings^ nineteen hundred- and four: For alterations, maintenance, 
and repair of the following-named public buildings, not to exceed in 
cost the amounts set opposite the names of the respective buildings 
and bureaus : 

Ayuntamiento Building : Renovating large sessions hall and rewir- 
ing chandeliers, seven hundred pesos ; remodeling small sessions hall 
into office for Vice-Governor, one thousand pesos; cleaning and 
repainting ironwork on banisters, four hundred pesos; total, two 
thousand one hundred pesos. 

Board of Health for the Philippine Islands: Ventilators and fire- 
plugs at hospital for contagious diseases, five hundred and thirty 
pesos; general alterations and repairs, San Lazaro Hospital, one 
thousand pesos ; total, one thousand five hundred and thirty pesos. 

Bureau of Agriculture: For erection of bam and sheds for cattle, 
two thousand eight hundred pesos. 

Bureau of Architecture : New partition, shelving, and so forth, for 
office building, six hundred pesos. 

Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation: General alterations 
and repairs to office building, four hundred pesos. 

Bureau of Customs and Immigration : General alterations and 
repairs, including alterations of immigration station, twelve thousand 
pesos. 

Bureau of Government Laboratories, Serum Laboratory: General 
repaii*s, additional water piping to new stables, small animal house, 
and so forth, two thousand pesos. 

Bureau of Public Printing: General repairs and new roof, eight 
thousand pesos. 

Bureau of the Insular Treasury: Brass grill work in cash room, 
one thousand two hundred dollars. 

Civil Sanitarium and other Goveriunent buildings, Baguio^ Ben- 
guet: Completion of bam, general repairs, construction, painting, 
and so forth, seventeen thousand pesos. 

Insular Cold Storage and Ice Plant: Painting and repairing deck 
houses, and general repairs, six hundred pesos. 

Intendencia Building: For new roof, eight thousand pesos. 

Oriente Hotel Buildmg : General alterations and repairs, fifty-nine 
thousand pesos. 

Philippme Civil Hospital: General alterations and repairs, one 
thousand pesos. 

Santa Potenciana Building: General alterations, repairs, and so 
forth, one thousand pesos. 

General alterations, repairs, and emergency work, twenty thousand 
pesos. 

Purchase of building supplies, tools, and so forth, twenty thousand 
pesos. 

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152 LAWS OF UinTED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Total for public works, ori^ hundred and fifty-seven thousand two 
hundred and thirty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ Bureau of Architecture and Construction of 
Public ouildings^ nineteen hundred and four: For continent 
expenses, including the purchase of drafting room and office supplies, 
furniture, ice, technical oooks, and water; rent of post-office box ana 
telephone; advertisinff, laundry, and other incidental expenses; two 
thousand two hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Architecture and Qonstruction of Public 
Buildings, one hundred and eighty-seven thousand four hundred and 
fjiirty pesos. 

AMERICAN CIRCULATING LIBRARY OF MANILA. 

Salaries and wages^ American Circulating Library of Manila^ nine- 
teen hundred ana four: Librarian, at one thousand two hundred 
dollars per annum; assistant librarian, at nine hundred dollars per 
annum; two employees, at one hundred and twenty dollars per 
annum each; two thousand three hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ American Circulating Library of Manila 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase of ice, coolie hire, rent of library builaing, electric lifting, 
water tax, and other incidental expenses, one thousand two hundred 
pesos. 

In all, for the American Circulating Library of Manila, three 
thousand five hundred pesos, under the provisions of Act Numbered 
Eight hundred and seven. 

THE OFFICIAL GAZETTE. 

Salaries and wages^ the Official Gazette^ nineteen hundred and 
four: Editor, at one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum; one 
clerk, class eight; one clerk, Class C; two clerks. Class D; one clerk, 
Class I; four thousand six hundred pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ the Official Gazette^ nineteen hundred and 
four: For contingent expenses, including purchase of office furniture 
and supplies; allowance to the Editor oi not exceeding twenty pesos 
per month in lieu of carroniata hire; and other incidental expenses; 
five hundred and twenty pesos. 

In all, for the Official Gazette, five thousand one hundred and 
twenty pesos. 

SUPERINTENDENT OF THE INTENDENCIA BUILDING. 

Salaries and wnges^ superintendent of the Intendencia Building^ 
nineteen hundred and four: Superintendent, at two hundred and fifty 
dollars per annum; one janitor, at one hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum; eight laborers, at one hundred and fifty dollars per 
annum each; one thousand six hundred and thirty pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ s^iperintendent of the Intendencia Building^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including 
purchase of supplies; electric lighting: minor repairs, and ^^ther 
incidental expenses; three thousand two hundred pesos. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 153 

In all, for the superintendent of the Intendencia Building, four 
thousand eight hundred and thirty pesos. 

CUSTODIAN OF THE SANTA POTENCIANA BUILDING. 

Salaries and wages^ custodian of the Santa Potenciana Building^ 
nineteen hundred and four: One watchman, at seven hundred and 
eighty dollars per annum; one janitor, Class D; ten laborers, at one 
hundred and twenty dollars per anniun each ; two thousand and sixty 
pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ custodian of the Santa Potenciana Building^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including the 
purchase of ice, water, and other supplies; construction of sidewalk 
and curbing on Calles Victoria and Palacio ; electric lighting, and 
other incidental expenses ; two thousand eight hundred pesos. 

In all, for the custodian of the Santa Potenciana Building, four 
thousand eight hundred and sixty pesos. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BENGUET* 

Salaries and wages^ provincial government of Benguet^ nineteen 
hundred and four: Governor, at one thousand six hundred dollars 
per annum ; secretary, at one thousand dollars per annum; one clerk. 
Class A; one clerk, Class I; one clerk. Class J; one laborer, at sixty 
dollars per annum ; messenger service, not to exceed one hundred and 
four pesos; and hire of laborers, not to exceed sixty pesos; one 
thousand pesos. 

Transportation^ provincial government of Benguetj nineteen hun- 
dred and four: For the actual and necessary traveling expenses of 
officers and employees, and the transportation of supplies, tour hun- 
dred pesos. 

Contingent expenses, provincial government of Benguet, nineteen 
hundred and four: For the purchase of office furniture and supplies; 
repairs to roads, bridges, and public building; court expenses; san- 
itary emergency fund ; subsistence of pupils in the industrial school ; 
subsistence of prisoners; and other incidental expenses; four thou- 
sand pesos. 

In all, for the provincial government of Benguet, five thousand 
four hundred pesos. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF LEPANTO-BONTOC. 

Salaries and wages, provincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc. 
nineteen hundred and four: Governor, at two thousand four hundrea 
dollars per annum ; supervisor, at one thousand five hundred dollars 

f)er annum; secretary-treasurer, at one thousand four hundred dol- 
ars per annum ; lieutenant-governor of Bontoc, at one thousand five 
hundred dollars per annum; lieutenant-governor of Amburayan^ at 
one thousand two hundred dollars per anniun ; two clerks, class nine, 
one for three months only: one interpreter. Class D; two clerks, 
Class I; one translator. Class I; two interpreters. Class I; one 
deputy-treasurer. Class J, at two hundred and eighty-eight dollars 
per annum ; one deputy-treasurer, Class J ; one cle», Class K, at one 



154 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

hundred and eighty dollars per annum ; two employees, at ninety-six 
dollars per annimi each ; one employee, at ninety dollars per annum ; 
one employee, at forty-eight dollars per annum; eleven thousand 
pesos. 

Transportation, provincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc^ nine- 
teen hundred and four: For actual and necessary traveling expenses 
of officers and employees on official business, and for transportation of 
Government property, one thousand pesos. 

Contingent expenses^ provincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc, 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including pur- 
chase of office furniture and supplies ; building repairs ; construction 
and repairs of bridges, roads, and trails, not to exceed five thousand 
j/esos ; for a fimd to be expended by the provincial governor under the 
provisions of Act Niunbered Six hundred and eighty-two, not to 
exceed eight hundred pesos; and other incidental expenses; twelve 
thousand pesos. 

In all, for the provincial government of Lepanto-Bontoc, twenty- 
four thousand pesos. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF MINDORO. 

Salaries and wages^ and contingent expenses, provincial govern- 
ment of Mindoro, nineteen hundred and four: For salaries and wages 
and for general provincial expenses, including maintenance of and 
repairs to provincial steam launch, purchase of office supplies and 
stationery, blanks and blank books, sheriff's fees, subsistence of 
prisoners, transportation of officers and supplies, maintenance and 
operation of telephone system, and other inciaental expenses ; twelve 
thousand pesos: Provided^ That the unexpended balance of funds 
appropriated for the support of the provincial government of Min- 
doro Tov the first half of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and four 
shall be made available for expenditure for the whole of said fiscal 
year. 

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF NUEVA VIZCAYA. 

Sal<iries and wages, provincial government of Nuera Vizcaya^ 
nineteen hundred and four: Governor, at two thousand four hun- 
dred dollars per annum; secretary-treasurer, at one thousand two 
hundred dollars per annum ; president of provincial board of health, 
at nine hundred dollars per annum ; fiscal, at six hundred dollars per 
annum; one deputy treasurer, class nine; one clerk. Class F; one 
clerk. Class G ; one clerk. Class K, at one hundred and fifty dollars 
per annum ; one corral boss. Class E ; one assistant corral boss, at 
one hundred and eight dollars per annum ; one Igorrote interpreter 
for Quiangan District, at eighty-four dollars per annum; one mes- 
senger, at seventy-two dollars per annum; one janitor, at sixty-six 
dollars per annum ; seven hundred and fifty pesos. 

Contingent expenses, provincial government of Nueva Yizcaya^ 
nineteen hundred and four: For contingent expenses, including the 
purchase of fora^ and supplies; maintenance of high school, sub- 
sistence of prisoners, and so forth ; construction and repairs of roads. 



LAWS OP UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 155 

includinff labor thereon; rents, and other incidental expenses; four 
thousana pesos. 

In all, for the provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya, four thou- 
sand seven hundred and fifty pesos. 

OPIUM COMMITTEE. 

The sum of seven thousand pasos is hereby appropriated as an 
additional sum to carry out the provisions of Act Numbered Eight 
hundi*ed, as amended. 

COLLECTING LIBRARIAN. 

For the salary of the Collecting Librarian, as provided in Act 
Numbered Six hundred and eighty-eight, three thousand pesos. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

The following sums, or so much thereof as may be found to be due 
on settlement of the respective claims by the Auditor, are hereby 
appropriated for the purposes specified : 

For Strachan and MacMurray, for repairs to the launch Frankfort 
while the same was under the control of the Province of Occidental 
Negros, and bills for which have been rendered to said province, two 
thousand two hundred and forty pesos: Provided^ That the Auditor 
shall require the provincial authorities of Occidental Negros to 
deposit with the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands, to the credit of 
" Miscellaneous receipts," all earnings which have accrued to the 
province by reason or the use of said launch. 

For Ciriaco Villamor, for reimbursement for a quantity of rice and 
other property which had become infected by cholera and was 
destroyed by order of the Commissioner of Public Health in the 
month of August, nineteen hundred and two, nine hundred and forty 
pesos. 

Insular salary and expense fund : 

For the payment of salaries and expenses of civil officers and 
employees properly chargeable to insular funds and not otherwise 
specifically provided for, including half salary and traveling expenses 
of employees from the United States to Manila, for expenses con- 
nected with the deportation of convicted vagrants, and for the pay- 
ment to the estatiesof deceased employees of salaries due such 
employees for the leaves of absence to which they were entitled at the 
time of their deaths, in accordance with the provisions of Act Num- 
bered One thousand and forty, and such other expenses of like char- 
acter, payment of which shall be directed by the Executive Office, 
and lor the payment of rewards for information leading to the cap- 
ture and conviction of a member of a band of brigands, and so forth, 
authorized under the provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred and 
twenty-two, and for the discovery and prevention of crime, sixty 
thousand pesos; but no salary shall be paia to any officer or employee 
for a period subsequent to his arrival in Manila from this appropria- 
tion when the Bureau to which he may be assigned has a vacancy 



156 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPmE OOMMISSIOK. 

from the appropriation for which he may be properly paid, or the 
provincial omce to which he may be assigned was vacant : Provided'^ 
That the Civil Governor may, in his discretion, commute two or more 
years' accrued leave of absence to persons entitled to visit the United 
States on such leave, and authorize the payment of the amount so 
accrued in a gross sum from this appropriation. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, eight million fourteen 
thousand ana ninety-eight pesos and seventv-seven centavos, Phil- 
ippines currency, or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section two of Act 
Numbered Eignt hundred and seven, providing the manner in which 
withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be made, are 
hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two or "An Act prescribing the order of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 11, 1904. 



[No. 1050.] 

AN AOT To authorize the Issue of three luiUion dollars of certlflcates of Indebt- 
edness under and by authority of section six of the Act of Congress entitled 
**An Act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system 
in the Philippine Islands/' approved March second, nineteen hundred and 
three, in addition to the six millions of dollars of certificates of the same 
character already authorized by Acts Numbered Six hundred and ninety-six 
and Seven hundred and ninety-two, and appropriating the sum of three mil- 
lion and thirty thousand dollars, in gold coin of the United States, from the 
gold-standard fund for the purpose of paying the principal and the last quar- 
terly interest of the first series of certificates of indebtedness issued pursuant 
to the provisions of said Act Numbered Six hundred and ninety-six. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized, on behalf 
of the Government of the Philippine Islands, temporarily to issue cer- 
tificates of indebtedness to the extent of three million dollars, in 
money of the United States, bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 
four per centum annually, payable at periods of three months or 
more, but not later than one }^ear from date of issue, in denomina- 
tions of one thousand dollars, in currency of the United States, and 
redeemable in gold coin of the United States, which certificates of 
indebtedness shall be disposed of by the Secretary of War at such 
favorable rate of interest or premium as he may be able to secure, the 
proceeds thereof to be deposited with the Guaranty Trust Company 
of New York, the authorized depository of the Government oi the 
Philippine Islands, to the credit of the Treasury of the Philippine 
Islands. These certificates are authorized by, and shall be issued in 
accordance with, section six of the Act of Congress approved March 
Hecond, nineteen hundred and three, entitled ^'An Act to establish a 
standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in tlie Phil- 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PBIUFPIKE COMMISSION. 157 

ippine Islands," and the proceeds thereof are to be used as provided 
in said Act The certificates issued hereunder shall state upon their 
face that they have beMon issued in accordance with the terms of said 
section and by authoritv of this Act of the Philippine Commission, 
and that they are in addition to the issue of six inillions of dollars 
of similar certificates issued under Acts Numbered Six hundred .and 
ninety-six and Seven hundred and ninety-two of the Philippine Com- 
mission, enacted March twenty-third and June thirtietn, nineteen 
himdred and three, respectively. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary of War shall report to the Auditor and the 
Treasurer of the Philippine Islands the amount of the certificates of 
indebtedness the issue oi which is authorized in the previous section, 
which he shall issue imder the authority thereof, the numbers and 
denominations thereof, the rate of interest to be paid thereon, the 
time when payable, the premium, if any, at which they were issued, 
and the total proceeds therefrom ; and such facts shall be made a 
matter of record in the offices of the Auditor and the Treasurer of the 
Philippine Islands. The certificates to be issued imder this Act shall 
be numbered consecutivelv, the first certificate thereof bearing the 
number next after that oi the last numbered certificate issued under 
Act Numbered Seven hundred and ninety-two. 

Sec. 3. Pursuant to the provisions of section one of Act Numbered 
Nine hundred and thirty-eight, which declares " That whenever the 
public interest permits, mere may be withdrawn from the gold-stand- 
ard fund such amount as the Philippine Government may deem 
I)roper to pay the principal and interest of all, or any part of, the cer- 
tificates of indebtedness issued under section six oi the said Act of 
Congress of March second, nineteen hundred and three," there is 
hereby appropriated from the gold-standard fimd the simi of three 
million and thirtjr thousand doDars, gold coin of the United States, 
for the payment, in New York, upon maturity, of the principal and 
last quarterly interest of the first series of certificates of indebtedness, 
maturing May first, nineteen hundred and four, and issued pursuant 
to the provisions of section six of the Act of Congress approved March 
second, nineteen hundred and three, and Act Numbered Six himdred 
and ninety-six of the Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 12, 1904. 



[No. 1051.] 

AN ACT To amend the mnnlcipal code by disqualifying persons convicted ot 
certain offenses from voting at municipal elections or holding municipal 
offices. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/missiony that: 
SEcmoN 1. Act Numbered Eighty-two, entitled "The Municipal 



156 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

from the appropriation for which he may be properly paid, or the 
provincial omce to which he may be assigned was vacant : Provided^ 
That the Civil Governor may, in his discretion, commute two or more 
years' accrued leave of absence to persons entitled to visit the United 
States on such leave, and authorize the payment of the amount so 
accrued in a gross sum from this appropriation. 

Total of appropriations for all purposes, eight million fourteen 
thousand ana ninety-eight pesos and seventv-seven centavos, Phil- 
ippines currency, or so much thereof as may be necessary. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section two of Act 
Numbered Eignt hundred and seven, providing the manner in which 
withdrawals of moneys appropriated m said Act shall be made, are 
hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
appropriation bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in 
accordance with section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of pro- 
cedure by the Commission in the enactment of laws," passed Septem- 
ber twenty-sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take eflFect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 11, 1904. 



[No. 1050.] 

AN AOT To authorize the Issue of three million dollars of certiflcates of Indebt- 
edness under and by authority of section six of the Act of Congress entitled 
**An Act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system 
in the Philippine Islands," approved March second, nineteen hundred and 
three, in addition to the six millions of dollars of certificates of the same 
character already authorized by Acts Numbered Six hundred and ninety-six 
and Seven hundred and ninety-two, and appropriating the sum of three mU- 
lion and thirty thousand dollars, in gold coin of the United States, from the 
gold-standard fund for the purpose of paying the principal and the last quar- 
terly interest of the first series of certificates of indebtedness issued pursuant 
to the provisions of said Act Numbered Six hundred and ninety-six. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized, on behalf 
of the Government of the Philippine Islands, temporarily to issue cer- 
tificates of indebtedness to the extent of three million dollars, in 
money of the United States, bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 
four per centum annually, payable at periods of three months or 
more, but not later than one j^ear from date of issue, in denomina- 
tions of one thousand dollars, in currency of the United States, and 
redeemable in gold coin of the United States, which certificates of 
indebtedness shall be disposed of by the Secretary of War at such 
favorable rate of interest or premium as he may be able to secure, the 
proceeds thereof to be deposited with the Guaranty Trust Company 
of New York, the authorized depository of the Government oi the 
Philippine Islands, to the credit of the Treasury of the Philippine 
Islands. These certificates are authorized by, and shall be issued in 
accordance with, section six of the Act of Congress approved March 
Hecond, nineteen hundred and three, entitled ^'An Act to establish a 
standard of value and to provide for a coinage system in the Phil- 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSIOK. 159 

side the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety-three, the words " nineteen hundred and four " being sub- 
stituted for " nineteen hundred and three " wherever the latter words 
occur in the said Acts: Provided^ however^ That the compensation 
and traveling expenses of the two members of the board to be ap- 
pointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the consent of the Philip- 
pine Commission, shall be as provided in section twelve of Act Num- 
bered Five hundred and eighty-two, but payable in Philippine 
currency. 

Sec. 3. In all cases in which land in the Province of Batangas 
assessed for the year nineteen hundred and two or the year nineteen 
hundred and three was assessed at more than fifty per centum above 
the valuation made by the new board of tax revision, the provincial 
board is hereby authorized and required to reduce the assessment, for 
the year or years in which such excessive assessment of more than fifty 
per centum was made, to the amount fixed by the new board of tax 
revision for the same land for the year nineteen hundred and four, 
and the provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the pro- 
vincial board by making the reduction upon the records of the munici- 
pality and province. 

Sec. 4. In all cases in which the money has been paid upon the 
excessive assessment as described in the section immediately pre- 
ceding, it shall be the duty or the provincial board to allow a credit 
of the amount of such excess payment to be applied upon taxes due 
for the year nineteen hundred and four or the next subsequent year. 

Sec. 5. In case the tax has not been paid on the excessive assess- 
ment, then the taxpayer or the person from whom the tax is due 
shall be allowed to pay the tax on the reduced assessment without 
penalty at any time before September first, nineteen hundred and 
four; and all proceedings for tne sale of land because of the delin- 
quency of payment on the excessive assessment as defined in section 
three shall hie discontinued and held for naught, and the title to 
the land shall remain in the delinquent taxpayer, subject only to the 
lien for taxes on the assessment as reduced in accordance. with sec- 
tion three hereof: Provided^ That if the amount of taxes due on 
the reduced assessment is not paid before September first, nineteen 
hundred and four, the same procedure shall be followed in their 
collection as in other cases of aelinquent taxes. 

Sec. 6. In cases of excessive taxation described in section three 
hereof in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for 
failure to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer, upon redeeming his 
land by paying to the purchaser the amount r^uired by law to be 
paid shall be entitled to a credit, for use in payment of future taxes, 
tor the amount expended by him over ana above the tax without 
penalty at the reduced aSvSessment. In case the land shall have been 
purchased by the Government, the proceedings shall be by the pro- 
vincial board declared null and void, and the title shall revert to 
the delinquent taxpayer on payment of the amount due on the assess- 
ment^ as reduced in accordance with the terms of section three of this 
Act, before September first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 7. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 



1(50 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Conunission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1053.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for tlie payment of tlie land tax In the Province of 
Capiz for the year nineteen hundred and three until April fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and four, and providing for the refund of penalties already paid. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ t/iat: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and three in the Province of 
Capiz is hereby extended to April fifteenth, nineteen himdred and 
four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 
All penalties heretofore collected for the nonpayment of the land tax 
in such province for the year nineteen hundred and three are hereby 
remitted, and the provincial treasurer of the province mentioned 
above is authorized and directed to allow a rebate of the amount of 
such penalty to the taxpayer upon whom the penalty was assessed, 
upon payment of his land tax for the year next ensuing. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring tne speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1054.] 

AN ACT To amend section eleven of Act Numbered Six hundred and nineteen, 
entitled **An Act to promote good order and discipline In the Philippines 
Constabulary," so as to provide that where the accused has been convicted by 
summary court three times within a year he may be sentenced to be dis- 
honorably discharged and to forfeit all pay and allowances due or to become 
due, in addition to any other penalty provided by law. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eleven of Act Numbered Six hundred and nine- 
teen, entitled "An Act to promote good order and discipline in the 
Philippines Constabulary," is hereby amended bv inserting in the 
eighteenth line of said section, after the word " discharged " and 
before the words " in addition to the penalties hereinbefore men- 
tioned," the following words : " and to forfeit all pay and allowances 
due or to become due," so that the proviso in which said insertion 
occurs shall read as follows: ^^Provided^ That where the accused is a 
noncommissioned officer or a first-class private, he may be sentenced 
to reduction to the grade of second-class private in addition thereto, 
and that where the accused has been convicted by summary court 
liiree times within a year he may be sentenced to be dishonorably 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINB 0OMMIS8ION. IGl 

discharged and to forfeit all pay and allowances due or to become due, 
in addition to the penalties hereinbefore mentioned." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1055.] 

AN ACT Regulating accountability for all receipts which may be derived from 
concessions granted in connection with the Philippine exhibit at the Loui- 
siana Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis, Missouri, and creating the office of 
cashier for the Philippine exhibit, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All receipts from concessions granted by the Phil- 
ippine Exposition Board in connection with me Philippine exhibit 
at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis shall be de- 
posited in the Insular Treasury, except as hereinafter provided, 
through a national bank depository at Saint Louis, to be designated 
by the Secretary of War, without any deduction, such deposits to 
revert to the credit of the appropriation made in Act Numbered Five 
hundred and fourteen for the collection and maintenance of said 
Philippine exhibit. 

Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the 
preceding section, there shall be appomted by the Philippine Ex- 
position Board, subject to the approval of tne Secretary of War, 
an officer to be known as the cashier of the Philippine exhibit at 
Saint Louis, who shall receive a salary at the rate of two hundred 
dollars, United States currency, per month, and whose employ- 
ment shall extend for such time after the close of the Exposition 
as may be necessary, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, 
for the closing of his accounts. The Philippine Exposition Board 
is further authorized to grant to the said cashier such clerical 
assistance as may be necessary properly to perform the work of 
his office, at salaries to be fixed by the Board, subject to the approval 
of the Secretary of War, and shall provide necessary office, office 
furniture, and office supplies. The said cashier and such of his as- 
sistants as shall be required to make collections shall give bonds to 
the Government of the Philippine Islands, through the Exposition 
Board, in such amoimts as may be approved by the Secretary of 
War. 

Sec. 3. Each individual, firm, company, or corporation which may 
be granted a concession on the grounds of the Philippine Exposition 
Board at Saint Louis, and known as the concessionaire, shall keep full 
and true accounts of the receipts from all sources mentioned in his 
or its contract, in a book or books especially kept for that purpose, 
and said accounts shall be at all times open to inspection by the Phil- 



162 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSION. 

ippine Exposition Board, its cashier or his authorized representatives, 
and the Philippine Exposition Board shall prescribe the form of book 
or books above mentioned and the method in which the concessionaire 
shall keep such account, and may supervise the keeping of the same, 
and may require any changes in any existing methoas of keeping said 
account or m the manner of ascertaining the amount of the gross 
receipts. The Philippine Exposition Board shall supply all checks, 
tickets, or other devices, of such design as it may select, and prescribe 
a system of duplicate checks, tickets, or other devices, and shall have 
the power to appoint agents, ticket sellers, and ticket takers, or other 
persons to carry out the provisions of this section, and shall require 
the use of cash registers or other appliances to receive and account 
for cash receipts from any source, whenever in its judgment it may 
be deemed necessary or desirable ; and the cost of such agents, dupli- 
cate checks, tickets, ticket takers^ ticket sellers, or other persons, 
devices, or appliances shall be paid for as may be provided in the 
contract concerned. Each individual, firm, company, or corporation 
holding a concession shall pay over to the cashier of the Exposition 
Board, daily, if required, and not less often than once each week, all 
moneys received from any source or sources covered by the said con- 
cessionaire's contract, without any deduction whatever: Provided^ 
however^ That in all cases in which the contract of the concessionaire 
requires a separation or division of such receipts between the Exposi- 
tion Board and the concessionaire, and the respective amounts may be 
immediately determined, said concessionaire shall, upon the certificate 
of the chairman of the Exposition Board, be required tOgpay over to 
the cashier of the Exposition Board only such portion of the receipts 
as may properly accrue to the Philippine Government through the 
Exposition Board, in accordance with tne terms of the contract. The 
moneys so received by the cashier shall be deposited as provided in 
section one of this Act. 

Sec. 4. Each concessionaire, on paying over any amount whatsoever 
to the cashier of the Exposition Board, shall submit therewith 
abstracts of collections in triplicate covering such amount. Said 
abstract shall show the inclusive dates for which rendered, and the 
class of receipts shall be subdivided thereon by the conce>ssionaire as 
follows : 

a) Sale of articles fabricated or purchased for sale. 

h) Sale of tickets for admission to ground or entertainments. 

[c) Miscellaneous receipts. 

The concessionaire shall certify that the abstract is a true and cor- 
rect account of all moneys whatsoever received by him or his agents 
during the period shown. 

The following certificate, signed by the chairman of the Exposition 
Board or a designated examiner, shall also appear on the abstract : 

" I certify that I have examined the books and accoimts of this con- 
cessionaire for tlie period above shown and find this abstract to be a 
true account of all receipts for said period, as shown by the books in 
question." 

In case of a separation or division of the receipts, as provided in 
section three of this Act, the abstract shall be made to show (a) the 
gross amount collected by the concessionaire, in the manner heretofore 
provided; (6) the amount withheld by the concessionaire under the 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPHnB COMMISSION. 163 

terms of his contract; and (c) the amount paid over to the cashier of 
the Exposition Board. The cashier of the Exposition Board diall, 
upon receipt of abstracts prepared in the manner herein provided, 
together with the full amount thereon shown, receipt for said amount 
upon the face of the abstract and return one copy of the same to the 
concessionaire. One of the remaining two copies shall be retained by 
the cashier and the other copy shall be used as a voucher to his regular 
accoimt forwarded to the Auditor for the Philippine Islands. Incom- 
plete or improperly prepared abstracts shall not be accepted by the 
cashier, and the refusal of any concessionaire to account to the cashier 
in the manner herein provided shall be construed as a breach of 
contract. 

Sec. 5. The cashier of the Exposition Board shall render to the 
Auditor for the Philippine Islands monthly accounts, within ten 
days after the close of the month in which tne funds were received, 
covering all of his receipts from any source whatsoever, in such man- 
ner as may be prescribed by the Auditor, said accounts being divided 
into receipts (a) from sales of articles fabricated or purchased for 
sale; (b) from sales of tickets for admission to groimd or entertain- 
ments; (c) miscellaneous receipts. The accounts of the cashier shall 
be kept and rendered so as to show separately the receipts from every 
concession and class of concession, and such accounts shall be sup- 
ported by the abstracts furnished by the concessionaire as provided 
in the foregoing section. All questions of difference arising between 
the cashier and the concessionaire shall be determined by the Expo- 
sition Board. 

Sec. 6. All deposits made by the cashier in a designated depository 
shall be deposited " To the credit of the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands," and said depository shall issue receipts in duplicate to the 
cashier for all deposits so received and shall transmit to the Treasurer 
and Auditor for the Philippine Islands at the close of each month 
complete abstracts of said deposits, showing the name of the depositor, 
the number of the receipt, and the amount deposited. The cashier 
shall take credit in his accoimts for all deposits so made, supporting 
the same by the original receipt of the aepository issued therefor. 
Deposits when so made shall be subject only to the order of the Treas- 
urer of the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 7. The Philippine Exposition Board may advance, for the 
benefit of any concessionaire, from the funds appropriated to meet 
the obligations of the Exposition Board, such sums as in its discre- 
tion may seem necessary or wise for the purchase of such articles and 
supplies as the concessionaire is authorized to sell for account of the 
Government as may be provided in his contract, but in no case shall 
the property in the hands of a concessionaire exceed the amount of 
his bona. All vouchers covering payments in the United States from 
the funds appropriated for the Philippine Exposition Board for the 
purchase of articles for sale, the payment of salaries of concession- 
aires and their employees, and expenses incurred in behalf of any 
concession or concessionaire under his contract, shall be certified to 
be correct by the concessionaire or his authorized agent, and approved 
by the chairman of the Exposition Board, and shall be payable by 
the disbursing officer appointed under section ten of Act Numbered 



164 LAWS OF XmiTED STATES FHILIFPIliE OOMMISSION. 

Five hundred and fourteen, as herein provided in section nine. All 
unexpended balances in the hands of otner disbursing; officers or agents 
of the Exposition Board in the United States on May first, nineteen 
hundred and four, shall be transferred to the disbursing officer for 
the Exposition Board in the regular way and be accounted for by 
him. All payments after May first, nineteen hundred and four, to 
be made in the Philippine Islands, in behalf of the Exposition Board, 
or of any concessionaire under his contract, shall be made by a desig- 
nated disbursing officer in Manila, and all other agents in the Philip- 
pine Islands heretofore disbursing funds of the Exposition Board 
shall close their accounts and deposit their unexpenaed balances to 
the credit of the Exposition Board appropriations on or before May 
first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 8. All disbursements by or on behalf of any concessionaire 
shall be shown separately on the books and accounts of the disbursing 
officer or agent making me payments. 

Sec. 9. The Philippine Exposition Board is authorized to make 
final settlement with each concessionaire, at the close of the exposi- 
tion, in accordance with the terms of his contract, and pay, through 
its regular disbursing officer, all balances f oimd to be due the conces- 
sion^ thereunder, In proj^r vouchers, from its regular anpropria- 
tions. The Board shall submit to the Auditor for the Philippine 
Islands a full and complete statement of the final settlements so made, 
the correctness of which shaU be certified by the chairman of the 
Exposition Board and by the concessionaire. DijBFerences arising 
between the Exposition Board and a concessionaire in such final set- 
tlements shall be determined by the Secretary of War. 

Sec. 10. In the absence from the Philippine Islands of a majority 
or quorum of the members of the Philippine Exposition Board, all 
vouchers covering payments in the Philippine Islands from appro- 
priations of the Exposition Board shall be approved by the Secretary 
of the Interior of the Philippine Islands, and all executive acts per- 
taining to the Exposition Board in the Philippine Islands shall be 
directed by the said Secretair of the Interior, and this section shall 
be retroactive from January first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 11. All just and lawful claims and demands against the Phil- 
ippine Exposition Board shaU be settled as soon after the close of the 
exposition as practicable, and all balances to the credit of the appro- 
priation for the maintenance of the Philippine Exposition Board 
diaU immediately thereafter revert to the general funds of the Insular 
Government. 

Sec. 12. All existing laws, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the 
provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 13. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec 14. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPLNE COMMISSION. 165 

[No. 1056.] 

AN ACT Providing for a court vacation and leave of absence of the Judges of 
the courts of land registration and of customs appeals. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The regular sessions of the Courts of Land Registration 
and of Customs Appeals may be suspended for the period begmmnff 
with the first day of May and closing with the first day of July of 
each year, which shall be known as the court vacation after the anal- 
ogy of the court vacation provided by law for the Supreme Court and 
Courts of First Instance. During the court vacation one judge of the 
Court of Land Registration and one judge of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall remain in the Islands subject to the call of the Civil 
Governor for the performance of duties appertaining by law to his 
office. On or before the first day of January of each year the Civil 
Governor shall issue an executive order naming the judge of the Court 
of Land Registration and the judge of the Court or Customs Appeals 
who shall remain on duty. The assignment of judges for vacation 
duty shall be so arran^d that no judge shall be assigned for vacation 
duty more than once m two years. The executive order herein pro- 
vided may be modified from time to time acccording to emergencies 
and newly arising conditions. The judges of each of said courts 
assigned for vacation duty shall have the same power in all respects 
durmg the vacation period as during the periods of regular sessions 
of said courts, including the making of any necessary orders and of 
final decisions upon pending cases upon their merits, and final sen- 
tences of conviction or judgment of acquittal in criminal causes in 
the Court of Customs Appeals. Any judge of the Court of Customs 
Appeals who is assigned to vacation duty may be directed by the Civil 
Governor, when in his judgment the emergency shall require, to hold 
during the vacation period a special term of a Court of First Instance 
in any district, either to hear civil or criminal cases, and enter final 
judgment therein. The judges of the Court of Land Registration 
and Court of Customs Appeals not assigned to vacation duty may 
spend their vacation either in the Islands or abroad. Every third 
year after his appointment as judge, in addition to his vacation, each 
judge of the Court of Land Registration and of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall be entitled to an additional vacation of three months. 
This five months' vacation shall be assigned to him by the Civil Gov- 
ernor, but shall always be fixed within a period to include the regular 
court vacation. No leave shall accumulate from year to year to the 
judges under this Act, but the Governor may in his discretion post- 
pone the extra three months' vacation from one year to the next if 
this is required by public business, provided the judge shall have at 
least two such vacations in six years: Provided^ however^ That for 
the period prior to the going into effect of this Act any judge may 
have the benefit of the leave that would then have accrued to him 
under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty and its amendments, 
had those provisions been applicable to him by express terms, should 
he so elect, after the passage of this Act; but he shall not be entitled 
to the benefits of the provisions accruing under Act Numbered Eighty 
and its amendments and likewise to those accruing under the provi- 



166 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE C0MMLS810N. 

sions of this Act. During the court vacations and during the leave of 
absence for five months granted every third year, the judges affected 
thereby and enjoying the same shall draw full pay. The right to a 
leave of absence for five months shall accrue to all judges who have 
served as judges three years in the Islands and who have not during 
that time visited the United States. This provision shall be retro- 
active. The service of a judge of the Court of Land Registration or 
of the Court of Customs Appeals appointed from the XJnited States 
shall be deemed to have begun, for the purposes of this Act, thirty 
days before he landed in the Islands ready for duty. 

Sec. 2. A person residing in the United States who is appointed 
judge of the Court of Land Registration or of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall be paid the traveling expenses of himself and family 
from his place of residence to l^lamla, if he shall come by the route 
directed by the Chief Executive of the Islands. He shall be allowed 
one-half salary from the date of leaving home to come to Manila, and 
full salary from the date of his arrival in the Islands : Provided^ That 
he proceeds directly to the Islands; otherwise, he shall be allowed half 
salary for such time only as is ordinarily required to perform the 
journey from his place of residence to Manila. If one has been em- 
ployed as judge of the Court of Land Registration or Court of Cus- 
toms Appeals for three years, he shall, if he so requests, upon retire- 
ment from the service^ be furnished with transportation for himself 
and family from Manila to his place of rasidence. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of j^rocedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1057.] 

AN AC5T Amending Act Nnmberod Nine hundred and nineteen, entitled "An 
Act providing for a loan of seven thousand five hundred dollars, United States 
currency, to the Province of Nueva Ecija for the conatniction of buildings for 
a school of secondary instruction and dormitories at San Isidro." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Covimission^ that: 

Section 1. Act Numbered Nine hundred and nineteen, entitled 
"An Act providing for a loan of seven thousand five hundred dollars, 
United States currency, to the Province of Nueva Ecija for the con- 
struction of buildings Jor a school of secondary instruction and dormi- 
tories at San Isidro," is hereby amended as follows : 

(a) By striking out of the title the words " at San Isidro " and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words " in that province," so that the 
title shall read as follows : "An Act providing for a loan of seven 
thousand five hundred dollars, United States currency, to the Province 
of Nueva Ecija for the construction of buildings for a school of sec- 
ondary instruction and dormitories in that province." 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 00MMI88I0N. 159 

side the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety-three, the words " nineteen nundred and four " being sub- 
stituted for " nineteen hundred and three " wherever the latter words 
occur in the said Acts: Provided^ however, That the compensation 
and traveling expenses of the two members of the board to be ap- 
pointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the consent of the Philip- 
Eine Commission, shall be as provided in section twelve of Act Num- 
ered Five hundred and eighty-two, but payable in Philippine 
currency. 

Sec. 3. In all cases in which land in the Province of Batangas 
assessed for the year nineteen hundred and two or the year nineteen 
hundred and three was assessed at more than fifty per centum above 
the valuation made by the new board of tax revision, the provincial 
board is hereby authorized and required to reduce the assessment, for 
the year or years in which such excessive assessment of more than fifty 
per centimi was made, to the amount fixed by the new board of tax 
revision for the same land for the year nineteen hundred and four, 
and the provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the pro- 
vincial board by making the reduction upon the records of the munici- 
pality and province. 

Sec. 4. In all cases in which the money has been paid upon the 
excessive assessment as described in the section immediately pre- 
ceding, it shall be the duty or the provincial board to allow a ciwit 
of the amount of such excess payment to be applied upon taxes due 
for the year nineteen hundred and four or the next subsequent year. 

Sec. 5. In case the tax has not been paid on the excessive assess- 
ment, then the taxpayer or the person from whom the tax is due 
shall be allowed to pay the tax on the reduced assessment without 
penalty at any time before September first, nineteen hundred and 
four; and all proceedings for the sale of land because of the delin- 
quency of payment on the excessive assessment as defined in section 
three shall m discontinued and held for naught, and the title to 
the land shall remain in the delinquent taxpayer, subject only to the 
lien for taxes on the assessment as reduced in accordance with sec- 
tion three hereof: Provided, That if the amount of taxes due on 
the reduced assessment is not paid before September first, nineteen 
hundred and four, the same procedure shall be followed in their 
collection as in other cases of delinquent taxes. 

Sec. 6. In cases of excessive taxation described in section three 
hereof in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for 
failure to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer, upon redeeming his 
land by paying to the purchaser the amount f^uired by law to be 
paid diall be entitled to a credit, for use in payment of future taxes, 
for the amount expended by him over ana above the tax without 
penalty at the reduced assessment. In case the land shall have been 
purchased by the Government, the proceedings shall be by the pro- 
vincial board declared null and void, and the title shall revert to 
the delinquent taxpayer on pajonent of the amount due on the assess- 
ment^ as reduced in accordance with the terms of section three of this 
Act, before September first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 7. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 



160 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904:. 



[No. 1053.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax In the Province of 
Capiz for the year nineteen hundred and three until April fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and four, and providing for the refund of penalties already paid. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and three in the Province of 
Capiz is hereby extended to April fifteenth, nineteen hundred and 
four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 
All penalties heretoiore collected for the nonpayment of the land tax 
in such province for the year nineteen hundred and three are hereby 
remitted, and the provincial treasurer of the province mentioned 
above is authorized and directed to allow a rebate of the amount of 
such penalty to the taxpayer upon whom the penalty was assessed, 
upon payment of his land tex for the year next ensuing. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904:. 



[No. 1054.] 

AN ACT To amend section eleven of Act Numbered Six hundred and nineteen, 
entitled "An Act to promote good order and discipline in the Philippines 
Constabulary," so as to provide that where the accused has been convictei by 
summary court three times within a year he may be sentenced to be dis- 
honorably discharged and to forfeit all pay and allow^ances due or to become 
due, in addition to any other penalty provided by law. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eleven of Act Numbered Six hundred and nine- 
teen, entitled "An Act to promote good order and discipline in the 
Philippines Constabulary,'' is hereby amended bv inserting in the 
eighteenth line of said section, after the word " discharged " and 
before the words " in addition to the penalties hereinberore men- 
tioned," the following words : " and to forfeit all pay and allowances 
due or to become due," so that the proviso in wnich said insertion 
occurs shall read as follows : ''Provided^ That where the accused is a 
noncommissioned officer or a first-class private, he may be sentenced 
to reduction to the grade of second-class private in addition thereto, 
and that where the accused has been convicted by summary coiut 
three times within a year he may be sentenced to be dishonorably 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHIUPPINB OOMIOSSIOK. 161 

discharged and to forfeit all pay and allowances due or to become due, 
in addition to the penalties hereinbefore mentioned." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passa^ of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1055.] 

m 

AN ACT Regulating accountability for all receipts which may be derived from 
concessions granted in connection with the Philippine exhibit at the Loui- 
siana Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis, Missouri, and creating the office of 
cashier for the Philippine exhibit, and for other purposes. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. All receipts from concessions OTanted by the Phil- 
ippine Exposition Board in connection with the Philippine exhibit 
at the Lx>uisiana Purchase Exposition at Saint Lx>uis shall be de- 
posited in the Insular Treasury, except as hereinafter provided, 
through a national bank depository at Saint Louis, to be designated 
by the Secretary of War, without any deduction, such deposits to 
revert to the credit of the appropriation made in Act Numbered Five 
hundred and fourteen for the collection and maintenance of said 
Philippine exhibit. 

Sec. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the 
preceding section, there shall be appomted by the Philippine Ex- 
position Board, subject to the approval of tne Secretary of War, 
an oflScer to be known as the cashier of the Philippine exhibit at 
Saint Louis, who shall receive a salary at the rate of two hundred 
dollars. United States currency, per month, and whose employ- 
ment shall extend for such time after the close of the Exposition 
as may be necessary, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, 
for the closing of his accounts. The Philippine Exposition Board 
is further authorized to grant to the said cashier such clerical 
assistance as may be necessary properly to perform the work of 
his office, at salaries to be fixed by the Board, subject to the approval 
of the Secretary of War, and shall provide necessary office, office 
furniture, and office supplies. The said cashier and such of his as- 
sistants as shall be required to make collections shall give bonds to 
the Government of the Philippine Islands, through the Exposition 
Board, in such amounts as may be approved by the Secretary of 
War. 

Sec. 3. Each individual, firm, company, or corporation which may 
be granted a concession on the grounds of the Philippine Exposition 
Board at Saint Louis, and known as the concessionaire, shall keep full 
and true accounts of the receipts from all sources mentioned m his 
or its contract, in a book or books especially kept for that purpose, 
and said accounts shall be at all times open to inspection by the Phil- 




162 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHTLTPPINE OOMMTSSION. 

ippine Exposition Board, its cashier or his authorized representatives, 
and the Philippine Exposition Board shall prescribe the form of book 
or books above mentioned and the method in which the concessionaire 
shall keep such account, and may supervise the keeping of the same, 
and may re(][uire any changes in any existing methods of keeping said 
account or m the manner of ascertaining the amount of the gross 
receipts. The Philippine Exposition Board shall supply all checks, 
tickets, or other devices, of such design as it may select, and prescribe 
a system of duplicate checks, tickets, or other devices, and shall have 
the power to appoint agents, ticket sellers, and ticket takers, or other 
persons to carry out the provisions of this section, and shall require 
the use of cash registers or other appliances to receive and account 
for cash receipts from any source, whenever in its judgment it may 
be deemed necessary or desirable ; and the cost of such agents, dupli- 
cate checks, tickets, ticket takers, ticket sellers, or other persons, 
devices, or appliances shall be paid for as may be provided in the 
contract concerned. Each individual, firm, company, or corporation 
holding a concession shall pay over to the cashier of the Ex{>osition 
Board, daily, if required, and not less often than once each week, all 
moneys received from any source or sources covered by the said con- 
cessionaire's contract, without any deduction whatever: Provided^ 
however, That in all cases in which the contract of the concessionaire 
requires a separation or division of such receipts between the Exposi- 
tion Board and the concessionaire, and the respective amounts may be 
immediately determined, said concessionaire shall, upon the certificate 
of the chairman of the Exposition Board, be required to^pay over to 
the cashier of the Exposition Board only such portion of the receipts 
as may properly accrue to the Philippine Government through the 
Exposition Board, in accordance with tne terms of the contract. The 
moneys so received by the cashier shall be deposited as provided in 
section one of this Act. 

Sec. 4. Each concessionaire, on paying over any amount whatsoever 
to the cashier of the Exposition Board, shall submit therewith 
abstracts of collections in triplicate covering such amount Said 
abstract shall show the inclusive dates for which rendered, and the 
class of receipts shall be subdivided thereon by the conce^ssionaire as 
follows : 

a) Sale of articles fabricated or purchased for sale. 

b) Sale of tickets for admission to ground or entertainments. 

[c) Miscellaneous receipts. 

The concessionaire shall certify that the abstract is a true and cor- 
rect account of all moneys whatsoever received by him or his agents 
during the period shown. 

The following certificate, signed by the chairman of the Exposition 
Board or a designated examiner, shall also appear on the abstract : 

" I certify that I have examined the books and accounts of this con- 
cessionaire for the iMiriod above shown and find this abstract to be a 
true account of all receipts for said period, as shown by the books in 
question." 

In case of a separation or division of the receipts, as provided in 
section three of this Act, the abstract shall be made to show (a) the 
gross amount collected by the concessionaire, in the manner heretofore 
provided; (6) the amount withheld by the concessionaire under the 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHTLIPPnO: COMMISSION. 163 

terms of his contract; and (<?) the amount paid over to the cashier of 
the Exposition Board. The cashier of the Exposition Board shall, 
upon receipt of abstracts prepared in the manner herein provided, 
together with the full amount thereon shown, receipt for said amount 
upon the face of the abstract and return one copy of the same to the 
concessionaire. One of the remaining two copies shall be retained by 
the cashier and the other copy shall be used as a voucher to his regular 
account forwarded to the Auditor for the Philippine Islands. Incom- 
plete or improperly prepared abstracts shall not be accepted by the 
cashier, and the refusal of any concessionaire to account to the cashier 
in the manner herein provided shall be construed as a breach of 
contract 

Sec. 5. The cashier of the Exposition Board shall render to the 
Auditor for the Philippine Islands monthly accounts, within ten 
days after the close of the month in which the funds were received, 
covering all of his receipts from any source whatsoever, in such man- 
ner as may be prescribed by the Auditor, said accounts being divided 
into receipts {a) from sales of articles fabricated or purchased for 
sale; (&) from sales of tickets for admission to groimd or entertain- 
ments; (<?) miscellaneous receipts. The accounts of the cashier shall 
be kept and rendered so as to show separately the receipts from every 
concession and class of concession, and such accounts shall be sup- 
ported by the abstracts furnished by the concessionaire as provided 
m the foregoing section. All questions of difference arising between 
the cashier and the concessionaire shall be determined by the Expo- 
sition Board. 

Sec. 6. All deposits made by the cashier in a designated depository 
shall be deposited " To the credit of the Treasurer of the Philippine 
Islands," and said depository shall issue receipts in duplicate to the 
cashier for all deposits so received and shall transmit to the Treasurer 
and Auditor for the Philippine Islands at the close of each month 
complete abstracts of said deposits, showing the name of the depositor, 
the number of the receipt, and the amount deposited. The cashier 
shall take credit in his accounts for all deposits so made, supporting 
the same by the original receipt of the depository issued therefor. 
Deposits when so made shall be subject only to the order of the Treas- 
urer of the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 7. The Philippine Exposition Board may advance, for the 
benefit of any concessionaire, from the funds appropriated to meet 
the obligations of the Exposition Board, such sums as in its discre- 
tion may seem necessary or wise for the purchase of such articles and 
supplies as the concessionaire is authorized to sell for account of the 
Government as may be provided in his contract, but in no case shall 
the property in the hands of a concessionaire exceed the amount of 
his bona. All vouchers covering payments in the United States from 
the funds appropriated for the Philippine Exposition Board for the 
purchase or articles for sale, the payment of salaries of concession- 
aires and their employees, and expenses incurred in behalf of any 
concession or concessionaire under his contract, shall be certified to 
be correct by the concessionaire or his authorized agent, and approved 
by the chairman of the Exposition Board, and shall be payable by 
the disbursing officer ap{>ointed under section ten of Act Numbered 



164 LAWS OF UNITED STATES FHILIFPINE OOMMISSION. 

Five hundred and fourteen, as herein provided in section nine. All 
unexpended balances in the hands of otner disbursing; officers or agents 
of the Exposition Board in the United States on May first, nineteen 
hundred and four, shall be transferred to the disbursing officer for 
the Exposition Board in the regular way and be accounted for by 
him. All payments after May first, nineteen hundred and four, to 
be made in the Philippine Islands, in behalf of the Exposition Board, 
or of any concessionaire under his contract, shall be made by a desig- 
nated disbursing officer in Manila, and all other agents in the Philip- 
pine Islands heretofore disbursing funds of the Exposition Board 
shall close their accounts and deposit their unexpenaed balances to 
the credit of the Exposition Board appropriations on or before May 
first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 8. All disbursements by or on behalf of any concessionaire 
shall be shown separately on the books and accounts of the disbursing 
officer or ag|Bnt making the payments. 

Sec. 9. The Philippine Exposition Board is authorized to make 
final settlement with each concessionaire, at the close of the exposi- 
tion, in accordance with the terms of his contract, and pay, through 
its regular disbursing officer, all balances found to be due the conces- 
sionaire thereunder, on proper vouchers, from its regular appropria- 
tions. The Board shall submit to the Auditor for the Philippine 
Islands a full and complete statement of the final settlements so made, 
the correctness of which shall be certified by the chairman of the 
Exposition Board and by the concessionaire. DijBFerences arising 
between the Exposition Board and a concessionaire in such final set- 
tlements shall be determined by the Secretary of War. 

Sec. 10. In the absence from the Philippine Islands of a majority 
or quorum of the members of the Philippine Exposition Board, all 
vouchers covering payments in the Phiuppine Islands from appro- 
priations of the Exposition Board shall be approved by the Secretary 
of the Interior of the Philippine Islands, ana all executive acts per- 
taining to the Exposition Board in the Philippine Islands ^all be 
directed by the said Secretary of the Interior, and this section shall 
be retroactive from January first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 11. All just and lawful claims and demands against the Phil- 
ippine Exposition Board shall be settled as soon after the close of the 
exposition as practicable, and all balances to the credit of the appro- 
priation for the maintenance of the Philippine Exposition Board 
shall immediately thereafter revert to the general funds of the Insular 
Government 

Sec. 12. All existing laws, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the 
provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 13. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 165 

[No. 1056.] 

AN ACTT Providing for a court vacation and leave of absence of the Judges of 
the courts of land registration and of customs appeals. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The regular sessions of the Courts of Land Registration 
and of Customs Appeals may be suspended for the period beginning 
with the first day of May and closing with the first day of July oi 
each year, which shall be known as the court vacation after the anal- 
ogy of the court vacation provided by law for the Supreme Court and 
Courts of First Instance. During the court vacation one judge of the 
Court of Land Registration and one judge of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall remain in the Islands subject to the call of the Civil 
Governor for the performance of duties appertaining by law to his 
office. On or before the first day of January of each year the Civil 
Governor shall issue an executive order naming the judge of the Court 
of Land Registration and the judge of the Court or Customs Appeals 
who shall remain on duty. The assignment of judges for vacation 
duty shall be so arran^d that no judge shall be assigned for vacation 
duty more than once m two years. The executive order herein pro- 
vided may be modified from time to time acccording to emergencies 
and newly arising conditions. The judges of each of said courts 
assigned lor vacation duty shall have the same power in all respects 
during the vacation period as during the periods of regular sessions 
of said courts, including the making of any necessary orders and of 
final decisions uj^on pending cases upon their merits, and final sen- 
tences of conviction or judgment of acquittal in criminal causes in 
the Court of Customs Appeals. Any judge of the Court of Customs 
Appeals who is assigned to vacation duty may be directed by the Civil 
Governor, when in his judgment the emergency shall require, to hold 
during the vacation period a special term of a Court of First Instance 
in any district, either to hear civil or criminal ca^, and enter final 
judgment therein. The judges of the Court of Land Registration 
and Court of Customs Appeals not assigned to vacation duty may 
spend their vacation either in the Islands or abroad. Every third 
year after his appointment as judge, in addition to his vacation, each 
]udge of the Court of Land Registration and of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall be entitled to an additional vacation of three months. 
This five months' vacation shall be assigned to him by the Civil Gov- 
ernor, but shall always be fixed within a period to include the regular 
court vacation. No leave shall accumulate from year to year to the 
judges under this Act, but the Governor may in his discretion post- 
pone the extra three months' vacation from one year to the next if 
this is required by public business, provided the judge shall have at 
least two such vacations in six years: Provided^ h/>wever^ That for 
the period prior to the going into effect of this Act any judge may 
have the benefit of the leave that would then have accrued to him 
under the provisions of Act Numbered Eighty and its amendments, 
had those provisions been applicable to him by express terms, should 
he so elect, after the passage of this Act; but he shall not be entitled 
to the benefits of the provisions accruing under Act Numbered Eighty 
and its amendments and likewise to those accruing under the provi- 



166 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

sions of this Act. During the court vacations and during the leave of 
absence for five months granted every third year, the judges affected 
thereby and enjoying the same shall draw full pay. The right to a 
leave of absence for five months shall accrue to all judges wno have 
served as judges three years in the Islands and who have not during 
that time visited the United States. This provision shall be retro- 
active. The service of a judge of the Court of Land Registration or 
of the Court of Customs Appeals appointed from the XJnited States 
shall be deemed to have begun, for the purposes of this Act, thirty 
days before he landed in the Islands ready for duty. 

Sec. 2. A person residing in the United States who is appointed 
judge of the Court of Land Registration or of the Court of Customs 
Appeals shall be paid the traveling expenses of himself and family 
from his place of residence to l^lamla, if he shall come by the route 
directed by the Chief Executive of the Islands. He shall be allowed 
one-half salary from the date of leaving home to come to Manila, and 
full salary from the date of his arrival in the Islands : Provided^ That 
he proceeds directly to the Islands; otherwise, he shall be allowed half 
salary for such time only as is ordinarily required to perform the 
journey from his place of residence to Manila. If one has been em- 
ployed as judge of the Court of Land Registration or Court of Cus- 
toms Appeals for three years, he shall, if he so requests, upon retire- 
ment from the service^ be furnished with transportation for himself 
and family from Manila to his place of residence. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904. 



[No. 1057.] 

AN AC5T Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and nineteen, entitled "An 
Act providing for a loan of seven thousand five hundred dollars. United States 
currency, to the Province of Nueva Ecija for the construction of buildings for 
a school of secondary Instruction and dormitories at San Isidro." 

By anthority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Covim ission^ that : 

Section 1. Act Numlx^red Nine hundred and nineteen, entitled 
"An Act providing for a loan of seven tliousand five hundred dollars, 
United States currency, to the Province of Nueva Ecija for the con- 
struction of buildings ior a school of secondary instruction and dormi- 
tories at San Isidro," is hereby amended as follows : 

{a) By striking out of the title the words " at San Isidro " and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words " in that province," so that the 
title shall read as follows: "An Act providing for a loan of seven 
thousand five hundred dollars, United States currency, to the Province 
of Nueva Ecija for the construction of buildings for a school of sec- 
ondary instruction and dormitories in that province." 



LAWS OF UKITBD STATES FHILIPPINB OOMIOSSIOK. 167 

(b) By amending section three of said Act so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 3. The money hereby appropriated shall be used in the 
construction of buildings for a provincial school of secondary instruc- 
tion and dormitories for the accommodation of the students thereof 
in the Province of Nueva Ecija, at such place as the provincial board 
shall fix, and for no other purpose, and shall be expended under the 
direction of the provincial board of said province: Provided j That 
the plans and specifications for the construction shall be prepared by 
the Chief of the Bureau of Architecture and Construction of Public 
Buildings, and the building when constructed and the school when 
established shall be under the supervisory control of the Department 
of Public Instruction." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 20, 1904:. 



[No. 1058.] 

AN ACT For the relief of George G. Taulbee, second lieutenant, Philippines 

Constabulary. 

Whereas George C. Taulbee, second lieutenant, Philippines Con- 
stabulary, supply officer for the Province of Lepanto-Bontoc, on or 
about August eighteenth, nineteen hundred and two, left in the cus- 
tody of a guard composed of three members of the Philippines 
Constabulary at San Esteban, Province of Ilocos Sur, the sum of two 
thousand dollars, local currency ; and 

Whereas the said sum of money was stolen from said guard 
through no fault of the said Taulbee; and 

Whereas it appearing from the facts and circumstances connected 
with the loss or said money, that said Taulbee exercised due care and 
diligence in the preservation of the same : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Said George C. Taulbee is hereby relieved from account- 
ability for said funds, and the Auditor is hereby authorized to place 
to his credit the said sum of two thousand doUars. local currency, on 
account of the appropriaton for the Bureau oi Philippines Con- 
stabulary. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Conmiission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixUi, nineteen 
hundred. 

SsG. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 24, 1904. 

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168 LAWS OF UNITKD STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. ior,i).] 

AN ACT Api)r()priating the sum of two hundred thousand pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, for tlio i)urehase of supplies for the Insular Purchasing Agent, and for 
other purix>ses. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of two hundred thousand pesos, Philippine 
currency, or its equivalent in United States currency, is hereby appro- 
priated, out of any money in tlie Insular Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the purchase of supplies in the United States for 
the Insular Purchasing Agent, and the sum appropriated may be dis- 
bursed by the Philippines Disbursing Agent at Washington. 

Sec. 2. Of the proceeds of sales of supplies deposited from time to 
time by the Insular Purchasing Agent lor the credit of his appro- 
priations for the purchase of supplies, the sum of two hundred thou- 
sand pesos, to be deposited on or before the thirtieth day of June, 
nineteen hundred and four, shall revert to the general funds in the 
Treasury. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passiige. 

Enacted, February 24, 1004. 



[No. io(;o.] 

AN A( -T Consolidating the offices of provincial treasurer and provincial super- 
visor nnd authorizing the provincial governor to perform the duties of the 
l>roviiKial secretary of the Province of Masbate. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commissiofi^ that: 

Section 1. The offices of provincial treasurer and provincial super- 
visor provided for in Act Numbered One hundred and five, extenoing 
the provisions of the Provincial Government Act to the Province or 
Masbate, are hereby consolidated, and the office thus formed shidl be 
known as the office of provincial supervisor-treasurer. 

Sec. 2. The provincial governor, the provincial supervisor-treas- 
urer, and the division superintendent of schools shall constitute the 
provincial board. 

Sec. 3. The bond of the provincial supervisor-treasurer shall lie 
four thousand dollars. He shall receive an annual salary of one thou- 
sand two hundred dollars, payable monthly. His qualifications and 
duties shall be the same as the qualifications and duties of provincial 
supervisor and provincial treasurer as outlined in the Provincial Gov- 
ernment Act, except that the requirement that the provincial super- 
visor shall be a competent civil engineer and surveyor shall not apply. 
The supervisor-treasurer may emplov a foreman in charge or the 
repair and construction of roads, bridges, and buildings, at a salary 
not to exceed sixty dollars a month. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 0OMMI8SION. 169 

Sec. 4. The provincial governor of the Province of Masbate is 
hereby authorized to discharge the duties of provincial secretanr, and 
all ofBcial acts of the provincial governor of the Province of M!asbate 
while acting in tlie capacity of provincial secretary of said province 
since September fifth, nineteen hundred and one, are hereby validated. 

Sec. 5. So much of Act Numbered One hundred and five and its 
nmendments as may be inconsistent with the provisions of this Act 
is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine* 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 24, 1904:. 



[No. 1061.] 

AN ACT Postponing the date of payment of the loans of two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars each, money of the United States, made to the Provinces of 
Antique and Cavite, under the provisions of Act Numbered One hundred and 
thirty-four, as amended by Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety-four, to 
December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The date of payment to the Insular Treasury of the 
loans of two thousand five hundred dollars each, money of the United 
States, made to the Provinces of Antique and Cavite, under the pro- 
visions of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-four, as amended 
by Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety-four, is hereby postponed 
until December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with section 
two of "^ Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 24, 1904:. 



[No. 1002.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the appointment of a justice of the peace and auxiliary 
Justice of the peace for the Island of Basilaii, notwithstanding said island 
has been annexed to the municipality of Za|nlx)anga, in the Moro Pix)vince. 

By authority of tfie United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The Civil Government is hereby authorized, with the 
advice and approval of the Philippine Commission, to appoint a 
justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace, from time to 
time, for the Island of Basilan, notwithstanding said island has been 



170 LAWS OP UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

included within the municipality of Zamboanga by Act Numbered 
Twenty-one. of the legislative council of the Moro Province. The 
justice of the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace appointed by 
virtue of this Act shall have jurisdiction througnout the Island of 
Basilan to the same extent and with the same effect as though the 
Island of Basilan constituted a regular municipality. The justice of 
the peace and auxiliary justice of the peace for the municipality of 
Zamooanga shall not have jurisdiction within the Island of Basilan. 
Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with secticm 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. ' F F J . 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 
Enacted, February 24, 1904. 



[No. 1063.] 

AN ACT Fixing the territory over which the Justice of the peace for the rnnnlcl- 

paUty of Jolo shaU have jurisdiction. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The justice of the peace appointed in and for the mu- 
nicipality of Jolo shall have jurisdiction over all cases, both civil and 
criminal, which under the provisions of existing law are properly 
cognizable by courts of justices of the peace, arising within the entire 
Smu district of the Moro Province, as defined by section two (a) of 
Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-seven. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 24, 1904. 



[No. 10G4.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Ninety, by providing for an Acting Deputy 
Auditor in the absence of the Deputy Auditor for the Philippine Islands. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission, that: 

Section 1. With the approval of the Secretary of War first had. 
Act Numbered Ninety is hereby amended by adding to rule four or 
section one the following : 

" The chief clerk shall be Acting Deputy Auditor during the ab- 
sence of the Deputy Auditor and wnen tne Deputy Auditor Dy virtue 
of his oflSce is perfonning the duties of the Acting Auditor. In the 
absence of both Auditor and Deputy Auditor, he shall take charge of 
the Bureau as Acting Auditor." 

Seo. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill. 



LAWS OP UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 171 

the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Cominis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty -sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 24, 1904. 



[No. 1065.] 

AN ACT So amending Act Nambered Eight hundred and ninety-eight as to close 
Cape Melville, Balabac Island, as a port of entry, and creating Balabac, Island 
of Balabac, as a port of entry, and providing for the necessary office force at 
the port of Balabac 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered Eight hundred and 
ninety-eight, entitled "An Act providing for the closing of the port 
of Aparri as a port of entry, creating the ports of Bongao, Cape 
Melville, Balabac Island, and Puerto rrincesa ports of entry, and 
amending section three hundred and one of Act Numbered Three 
hundred and fifty-five," is hereby so amended as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 2. The port of Bongao, in the Jolo collection district, and 
the ports of Balabac, Balabac Island, and Puerto Princesa, in the 
Manila collection district, are hereby created ports of entry." 

Sec. 2. The collector of customs and employees autnorized by 
section three of said Act Numbered Eight hundred and ninety- 
eight, for the port of Cape Melville, are hereby authorized for the 
port of Balabac, instead oi for the port of Cape Melville. 

Sec. 3. Section six of said Act Numbered Eight hundred and 
ninety-eight is hereby amended by striking out the words " Cape 
Melville, Balabac Island," and inserting in lieu thereof the words 
." Balabac, on Balabac Island." 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 25, 1904. 



[No. lOOfi.] 

AN ACT Exempting small vessels from the requirements of Act Numbered 
Seven hundred and eighty, entitled "An Act providing for the examination 
and licensing of applicant's for the positions of master, mate, patron, and 
engineer of seagoing vessels in the Philippine coastwise trade, and prescrib- 
ing the number of engineers to be employed by such vessels." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. So much of Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty, 
entitled "An Act providing for the examination and licensing of 



172 LAW8 OF UNITED 8TATE8 PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

applicants for the positions of master, mate, patron, and engineer of 
seagoing vessels in the Philippine coastwise trade, and prescribing 
the number of engineers to be employed by such vessels," as provides 
that steam vessels of less than one hundred tons burden, or sailing 
vessels of less than one hundred and fifty tons burden, shall carry 
licensed oflScers, is hereby repealed : Provided^ however^ That all ves- 
sels propelled wholly or in part by steam shall carry and employ a 
licensed engineer or engineers, as provided in said Act Numbered 
Sftven hundred and eighty. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 26, 1904. 



[No. 10G7.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred and sixteen, entitled "An Act 
reorganizing the Mining Bureau and prescribing the functions thereof." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Nine hundred and six- 
teen, entitled "An Act reorganizing the Mining Bureau and pre- 
scribing the functions thereof," is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following words: "or shall have siiceessfully com- 
pleted work in such schools of mines or universities equivalent in 
kind and amount to that for which such degrees are given," so that 
said section shall read : 

" Section 1. The persounel of the Mining Bureau shall consist of 
a Chief of the Bureau, class one, who shall be appointed by the Civil 
Governor, by and with the consimt of the Philippine Commission; 
and of two geologists, class threes: Pro r hied, That the Chief of the 
Bureau and Ihe geologists shall be graduates of recognized schools 
of mines or shall have received degrees in mining, metallurgy, or 
geology from reputable universities, or shall have successfully com- 

tleted work in such schools of min(\s or universities equivalent in 
ind and amount to that for which such degrees are given." 
Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passaffc of the same is hereby expeditea in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect as of January fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and four. 

Enacted, February 20, 11)01. 



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[No. 10C8.1 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Nine hundred nnd sixty, entitled "An Act 
reducing the forty-three niunicipnlities of tlie Province of Samar to twenty- 
five," by correcting an error in paragraph four of section one thereof. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph four of section one of Act Numbered Nine 
hundred and sixty, entitled "An Act reducing the forty-three munici- 
palities of the Province of Samar to twenty-five," is hereby amended 
by striking out the words " Santa Rita " in the second line and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words " Santa Margarita." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be retroactive, and take effect from October 
twenty-third, nineteen hundred and three. 

Enacted, February 26, 1904. 



[No. 1069.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the provincial board of the Province of Bnlacan to divert 
from the provincial road and bridge fund to tlie general provincial fnnd, for 
use in the construction of a provincial building, the sum of ten thousand 
Philippine pesos. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com7aission, that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of the Province of Bulacan is 
hereby authorized to divert from the road and bridge fund of said 
province to the general provincial fund, for use in the construction of 
a provincial building, the sum of ten thousand Philippine pesos; the 
provisions of section thirteen (i) of the Provincial Government Act 
notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 2G, 1904. 

[No. 1070.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax In the Province of 
Mlndoro for the year nineteen hundred and three until June thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and four, and providing for the refund of penalties already paid. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the vear nineteen hundred and three in the Province of 
Mindoro is hereby extended to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 



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four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. All 
penalties heretofore collected for the nonpayment of the land tax in 
such province for the year nineteen hundred and three are hereby 
remitted, and the provincial supervisor-treasurer of the province men- 
tioned above is authorized and directed to allow a rebate of the 
amount of such penalty to the taxpayer upon whom the penalty was 
assessed upon payment of his land tax for the year next ensuing. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "iUi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the C!ommission 
in the enactment of laws,^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, February 26, 1904. 

[No. 1071.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax In the mnniclpall- 
ties of Tabnco, Tivi, and Malinao, of the Province of Albay, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and three until April first, nineteen hundred and four, and pro- 
viding for the refund of penalties already paid. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, taat: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty^ of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and three in the municipalities 
of Tabaco, Tivi, and Malinao, of the Province of Albay^ is nereby 
extended to April first, nineteen hundred and four, anythmg in pre- 
vious Acts to tne contrary notwithstanding. All penalties heretofore 
collected for the nonpayment of the land tax in tine said municipali- 
ties for the year nineteen hundred and three are hereby remitted, and 
the provincial treasurer of the province mentioned above is authorized 
and directed to allow a rebate of the amount of such penalty to the 
taxpayer upon whom the penalty was assessed upon payment of his 
land tax for the year next ensuing. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "iUi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Clommission 
in the enactment of laws,^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect. on its passagOt 

Enacted, February 26, 1904. 

[No. 1072.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Five, entitled "An Act for the establishment 
and maintenance of an efficient and honest civil service in the Philippine 
Islands," ns amended by Acts Numbered Forty-seven, One hundred and two. 
One hundred and sixty-seven, Three hundred and six, and Five hundred and 
eighty-nine. 

By authority of the United States , be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Seotiok 1. Section one of Act Numbered Five is hereby stricken 
out and the following substituted in lieu thereof : 

" Section 1. The Civil Governor, by and with the advice and con- 



LAW8 OF UNITED BTATE8 PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 175 

sent of the Philippine Commission, shall appoint three persons to be 
members of a board to be called the Philippine Civil Service Board. 
The Civil Governor shall designate one of these appointees as chair- 
man." 

Sec. 2. Section three of Act Numbered Five, as amended by Act 
Numbered One hundred and two, is hereby stricken out and the fol- 
lowing substituted in lieu thereof: 

" Sec. 3. (a) The Board shall keep an official roster of all officers 
and employees above the grade of unskilled laborer in the civil serv- 
ice of the Philippine Islands, and for the purpose of this roster each 
head of a Bureau or Office shall furnish to the Board the necessary 
information, in such form and manner as it shall prescribe. The ros- 
ter shall be published at intervals to be fixed by the Civil Governor. 

"(6) All heads of Bureaus or Offices shall cause to be kept an accu- 
rate record of the attendance of all officers and employees under them 
who are entitled to leave of absence provided by law, and shall report 
to the Board, in the form and manner prescrioed by it, all absences 
from duty from any cause whatever. The Board shall keep an accu- 
rate record of such absences." 

Sec. 3. Section five of Act Nimibered Five, as amended by Acts 
Numbered One hundred and sixty-seven, Three hundred and six, and 
Five hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended to read as follows : 

" Sec. 5. This Act shall apply, except as hereinafter expressly pro- 
vided, to all appointments oi civilians in the Bureaus and Offices oi the 
Government of the Philippine Islands, insular or provincial, or of the 
city of Manila: Provided^ That persons appointed by the Civil Gov- 
ernor, by and with the advice and consent of the Philippine Commis- 
sion, shall not be included in the classified service unless otherwise 
specifically provided by law." 

Sec. 4. Paragraph (») of section six of Act Numbered Five is 
hereby amended to reaa as follows : 

"(/?) For the employment of clerks and other employees for tem- 
porary service in the absence of available eligibles or when the work 
js temporary in character : Provided^ That the temporary employment 
of any person occupying a permanent position shall cease when the 
Board shall certify an eligible who accepts temporary or probational 
appointment." 

Sec. 5. Section seven of Act Numbered Five is hereby amended 
by striking out the word "January " and the words " which it has 
adopted," and substituting respectively in lieu thereof the word 
"July " and the words " which have been certified by the Board and 
approved by the Civil Governor." 

Sec. 6. Section twelve of Act Numbered Five is hereby amended 
to read as follows : 

" Sec. 12. No person shall be appointed to or employed in the 
classified civil service of the Philippine Islands or in any of the un- 
classified positions enumerated in section twenty, except as provided 
by an appropriation act or a resolution of the Philippine Commis- 
sion pledging an appropriation or by a resolution of a provincial 
boara approved by the Insular Treasurer, passed prior to such ap- 
pointment or employment. Any person appointed to or employed 
m the classified service by the head or actmg head of a Bureau or 
Office in violation of the provisions of the Civil Service Act or Rules 



176 LAWS OF UNITED STATES ^HlLtPPlNE OOMMISStOI^. 

shall not be entitled to receive salary or wages from the Gk)vemm6nt, 
but the head or acting head of the Bureau or Office who signs or 
makes such appointment or employment shall be personally respon- 
sible to him for the salary which would have accrued to him had the 
appointment or employment been made in accordance with ihe pro- 
visions of the Civil Service Act and Rules, and pavment shall be made 
to him out of the salary of the head or acting head of the Bureau 
or Office by the disbursing officer. No disbursing officer shall pay 
any salary or wages to any person appointed to or employed in a 
classified civil-service position, except from the salary of the head 
or acting head of the Bureau or Office as hereinbeiore provided, 
until proper evidence is furnished him by the head or acting head 
of the Bureau or Office that the person has been appointed or em- 
ployed in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Act 
and Rules. When the Board snail find that any person is holding 
a position in the classified civil service in violation of the provisions 
of the Civil Service Act or Rules, it shall certify information of 
the fact to the Auditor and to the disbursing officer through wh<Mn 
the payment of salary or wages to such person is by law reauired to 
be made. If the Auditor shall find that a disbursing officer nas paid 
or permitted to be paid salary or wages to any person illegally hold- 
ing a classified position, the whole amount paid shall be disallowed 
and the disbursing officer shall not receive credit for the same.. If 
the Auditor shall find that the head or acting head of a Bureau or 
Office is responsible, as above provided, for the payment of salary or 
wa^es to such person and that such payment is not due to the failure 
of the disbursing officer to obtain proper evidence as herein required, 
the disbursing officer shall be directed!^ to withhold from the salary of 
such head or acting head of the Bureau or Office an amount ^uai to 
that disallowed by the Auditor. . A disbursing officer, the head of 
any Department, Bureau, or Office, or the Auditor may apply for and 
the Civil Service Board shall render a decision upon any question 
as to whether a position is in the classified or the unclassified civil 
service, or whether the appointment of any person to a classified 
position has been made in accordance with the Civil Service Act 
and Rules, which decision, when rendered, shall be sufficient author- 
ity for the Auditor in passing upon the account. 

Sec. 7. Section thirteen of Act Numbered Five, as amended by 
Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended by 
striking out the words " in the Philippine civil service," and by 
inserting after the word " corruptly " and before the word " furnish'' 
the ivords " use or," and by striking out the words " of any " after the 
word " chances " and before the word " person " and substituting in 
lieu thereof the words '* of himself or any other." 

SiE(;. 8. Section twenty of Act Numbered Five, as amended by Acts 
Numbered One hundred and sixty-seven, Three hundred and six, and 
Five hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended to read as follows: 

" Sec. 20. The requirements of this Act for entrance into the civil 
service, or for promotion by examination, shall not apply to the selec- 
tion of the following officers and employees: 

*' 1. One private scH'retary to each member of the Philippine Com* 
missioUi including the Civil Governor. 



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Sec. 3. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in 
money or in rice, of such parts of the expenses incurred for labor and 
material as in his discretion he may deem for the best interests of the 
inhabitants. 

Sec. 4. The road herein provided for shall be constructed in accord- 
ance with the general instructions issued by the Consulting Engineer 
to the Commission, the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, 
to have general supervision of the road construction. An officer of 
the United States Army shall be appointed by the militarv authori- 
ties as superintendent. He shall have immediate charge of the work 
of construction ; he shall appoint his civilian assistants, and determine 
their positions, subject to the approval of the Chief Quartermaster, 
Department ox Luzon; he shall make in duplicate detailed monthly 
reports of the progress of the work, including a statement of expendi- 
tures made during the preceding month, and the purposes therefor, 
to the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, who shall forward 
the same to the Civil Groy^mor. 

Sec. 6. The employees provided for in section four of this Act 
shall not necessarily be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service 
Act and Acts amendatory thereof, but employees belonging to the 
classified service may be temporarily transferred to the work without 
losing their status in the classified service. 

Sec. 6. The officer having immediate char^ of the work herein 
provided for shall purchase the necessary tools, supplies, and mate- 
rial, with the approval of the Chief Quartermaster, Department of 
Luzon. He shall make purchases by contract, in ihe open market, 
llirough the Lisular Purchasing Agent, or otherwise when, in his 
opinion, such purchases are necessary for the economical and speedy 
prosecution of the work. Upon the completion of the road construc- 
tion herein provided for the tools and supplies remaining on hand, 
purchased under this Act, shall be tumea over to the Consulting 
Engineer to the Commission. 

Sec. 7. The road constructed under this Act shall thereafter be 
kept in repair by the provincial supervisor of the Province of La 
Laguna, under the supervision and direction of the Consulting Engi- 
neer to the Commission, and ihe cost of such repairs shall be paid out 
of the treasury of the province. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "iUi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall teke effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 8, 1904. 



[No. 1075.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of four thousand pesos, PbUIpplne currency, out 
of the Ck>ngressional relief fund, to the Province of Rizal. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury belonging to the Congressional relief fund not other- 



178 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE C0MAL13S10N. 

[No. 1078.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of one hundred and twenty-six thousand eight 
hundred dollars, in money of the United States, from the Congressional relief 
fund, for the construction and repair of roads and bridges in tiie Provinces of' 
La Laguna and Tayabas. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that : 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and twenty-six thousand eight 
hundred dollars, in money of the United States, or so much thereof as 
may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in ttie In- 
sular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same to be charged to 
the Congressional relief fund, for the purpose of constructing and 
repairing the following roads and briages in the Provinces of La 
Laguna and Tayabas : 

(a) For the road from the lake shore near Bay, La Laguna, to 
Tiaong, Tayabas, seventy-two thousand three hundred dollars. 

(6) For the road joining Magdalena with the Santa Cruz-Pagsan- 
jan road. La Laguna, thirty-five thousand dollars. 

{c) For the road from Lucena to Sariaya, and for the construction 
of a bridge at Sariaya and at Candelaria, Tayabas, nineteen thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

Sec. 2. The provisions and conditions provided in sections two to 
six inclusive of Act Numbered Nine hunared and twenty are hereby 
made applicable to the appropriation made in section one of this Act 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty -sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 3, 1904. 



[No. 1074.] 

AN ACT Appropriating seventeen thousand dollars. In money of the Uiilted 
States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, from the Congressional relief 
fund, for the construction and repair of a wagon road from Calamba to Bay 
by way of Los Banos, in the Province of La Laguna. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of seventeen thousand dollars, in money of the 
United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby 
appropriated, out of so much of the three-million-dollar Congres- 
sional relief fund as remains unappropriated in the Insular Treasury, 
for the purpose of constructing and repairing the Calamba-Los 
Banos-Bay wagon road, in the Province of La Laguna. 

Sec. 2. The sum hereby appropriated, or as much thereof as may 
be necessary, shall be disbursed oy the officer of the United States 
Army hereinafter designated as superintendent, or by a duly bonded 
official of the Government, to be aesiffnated by the Civil (jovemor. 
The disbursing officer shall pay all bills for labor and material upon 
the presentation of proper vouchei-s. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 179 

Sec. 3. The Civil Governor may direct the payment, either in 
money or in rice, of such parts of the expenses incurred for labor and 
material as in his discretion he may deem for the best interests of the 
inhabitants. 

Sec. 4. The road herein provided for shall be constructed in accord- 
ance with the general instructions issued by the Consulting Engineer 
to the Commission, the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, 
to have general supervision of the road construction. An officer of 
the United States Army shall be appointed by the military authori- 
ties as superintendent. He shall have immediate charge or the work 
of construction; he shallappointhis civilian assistants, and determine 
their positions, subject to the approval of the Chief Quartermaster, 
DepaAment ox Luzon ; he shall make in duplicate detailed monthly 
reports of the progress of the work, including a statement of expendi- 
tures made during the preceding month, and the purposes therefor, 
to the Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon, who shall forward 
the same to the Civil Groy^mor. 

Sec. 6. The employees provided for in section four of this Act 
shall not necessarily be subject to the provisions of the Civil Service 
Act and Acts amendatory thereof, but employees belonging to the 
classified service may be temporarily transferred to the work without 
losing their status in the classified service. 

Sec. 6. The officer having immediate charge of the work herein 
provided for shall purchase the necessary tools, supplies, and mate- 
rial, with ttie approval of the Chief Quartermaster, Department of 
Luzon. He shall make purchases by contract, in the open market, 
through the Insular Purchasing Agent, or otherwise when, in his 
opinion, such purchases are necessary for the economical and speedy 
prosecution of the work. Upon the completion of the road construc- 
tion herein provided for the tools and supplies remaining on hand, 
purchased under tiiis Act, shall be turned over to ttie Consulting 
Engineer to the Commission. 

Sec. 7. The road constructed under ihis Act shaU thereafter be 
kept in repair by the provincial supervisor of the Province of La 
Laguna, under the supervision and direction of the Consulting Engi- 
neer to the Commission, and Uie cost of such repairs shall be paid out 
of ttie treasury of the province. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "iUi Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 3, 1904. 



[No. 1075.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of four thousand pesos, PbHIppine currency, out 
of the Ck>ngressional relief fund, to the Province of Rizal. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ taat: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury belonging to the Congressional relief fund not other- 



180 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

wise appropriated, the sum of four thousand pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, to be loaned to the Province of Rizal, and to be expended by 
the provincial board of that province for improving the road connect- 
ing the municipalities of Taytay and Antipolo in said province. 

Sec. 2. The money hereby appropriated shall be paid to the provin- 
cial treasurer of Rizal upon the production by him to the Treasurer of 
the Philippine Islands of a certified copj^ oi a resolution of the pro- 
vincial board of Rizal accepting such loan and agreeing to repay the 
same without interest on or lujfore one year from the date of its 
acceptance. Upon the repayment of said amount the same shall be 
credited to the Congressional relief fimd. 

Sec. 3. The pubhc good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of prociMlure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 3, 1904. 



[No. 1076.] 

AN ACT Providing for a loan of twenty thousand pesos, Philippine currencj, 
to the Province of Ilocos Sur, eight thousand pesos to the Province of Rom- 
blon, and six thousand pesos to the Province of Abra, from the Ck)ngressionaI 
relief fund, for use in the construction in said provinces of public schools of 
secondary instruction. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, from any funds of the 
Congressional relief fund not otherwise appropriated, ttie following 
smns in Philippine currency, to be loaned to the provinces hereinafter 
desi^ated, for expenditure under the direction of the respective j)ro- 
vincial boards, in the construction of the necessary building or build- 
ings for a secondary school of public instruction in such locality in 
each of the said provinces as may be selected by the provincial board 
and approved by the General Superintendent of Education, and for 
no other piu'pose : 

(a) To the Province of Ilocos Sur, twenty thousand pesos, to bo 
repaid to the Insular Treasury as follows : Five thousand pesos, Phil- 
ippine currencv, within one year from the date of the acceptance of 
tte loan, and five thousand pesos each year thereafter until the full 
amount of the loan has been satisfied. 

(6) To the Province of Romblon, eight thousand pesos, to be 
repaid to the Insular Treasury as follows: Two thousand pesos within 
one vear from the date of Ihe acceptance of the loan, and three thou- 
sana pesos each year thereafter until the full amount of the loan has 
been satisfied. 

(c) To the Province of Abra, six thousand pesos, to be repaid to 
the Insular Treasury as folows: One thousand two hundreci pesos 
within one year from the date of the acceptance of the loan, and one 
thousand two hundred pesos each year thereafter until the full 
amount of the loan has been satisfied* 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMMISSIOK. 181 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated by section one of this Act for 
loans to each of the provinces therein aesignated shall be paid by the 
Insular Treasurer to the treasurer of each province concerned, on the 
presentation to the Insular Treasurer of a certified copy of a resolu- 
tion of the provincial board of such province accepting the loan and 
agreeing to repay the same, without mterest, in accordance with the 
provisions of said section one. The moneys so loaned shall, when 
repaid to the Insular Treasury, be returned to the fund from which 
appropriated. 

Sec. 3. The plans and specifications for the construction of the 
buildings proviaed for by tnis Act ^aU be prepared by the Chief of 
the Bureau of Architecture and Construction of PuHic Buildings, 
and the buildings when constructed, together with the tracts of land 
upon which the same are situated, and the schools when established, 
shall be under the supervisory control of the Department of Public 
Instruction. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 5, 19(H. 



[No. 1077.] 

AN ACT Appropriating ten thousand dollars, in money of the United States, for 
general purposes, to be disbursed by the Disbursing Agent of the Government 
of the Philippine Islands at Washington, District of Columbia. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Convmissionj tfiat: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand 
dollars, in money of the United States, to bo transferred to ttie Dis- 
bursing Agent of the Government of the Philippine Islands at 
Washington, District of Columbia, and to be by him disbursed for the 
general purposes of the Insular Government. Funds disbursed in 
pursuance of this Act shall be charged by the Auditor for the Philip- 
pine Islands to the appropriations of the prop^ Bureaus, and the 
fund available for the Disbursing Agent at Washington shall be 
credited with the sums so charged to the several Bureaus, so that the 
fund shall be a reimbursable and permanent one. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 8, 1904. 



182 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. 1078.] 

AN ACT Giving to Courts of First Instance jurisdiction over all offenses made 
punishable by Act Numbered Eiglit of the legislative council of the Moro Prov- 
ince, entitled **An Act defining the crimes of slave holding and slave hunting, 
and prescribing the punishment therefor." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ tliat : 

Section 1. Courts of First Instance of the proper judicial dis- 
tricts are hereby given jurisdiction to try and determine all prosecu- 
tions for offenses against Act Numbered Eight of the legislative coun- 
cil of the Moro Province, entitled "An Act defining the crimes of dave 
holding and slave hunting and prescribing the punishment therefor,'' 
anjrthinff in existing law to the contrarv notwithstanding. All prose- 
cutions for offenses committed under tnat Act shall be instituted tind 
prosecuted in the proper CJourts of First Instance only: Provided^ 
however, That the governor or secretary of a district of the Moro 
Province may conduct preliminary investigations of alleged offenses 
against said Act Numbered Eight and exercise all the powers of a 
justice of the peace in conducting preliminary investigations under 
the general laws of the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 9, 1904. 



[No. 1079.] 

AN ACT Repealing a portion of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, relat- 
ing to the office of reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court, and creat- 
ing that office as an independent one, and amending section thirty of Act 
Numbered One hundred and thirty-six In relation to the appointment and 
salary of a reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Ck>urt 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. That portion of section one of Act Numbered Eight 
hundred and seven under the subhead of " Bureau of Justice," which 
reads as follows: ^^ Provided, That the separate office of reporter 
from the first day of August, nineteen hunared and three, is hereby 
abolished, and the duties pertaining to said office shall be performed 
by the clerk of the court m addition to his other duties as provided 
by law," is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. Section thirty of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty- 
six is hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 30. Reporter of decisions. — ^The Civil Governor, with the 
advice and consent of tne Philippine Commission, shall appoint a 

Xrter of the decisions of the Supreme Court, who shall receive a 
:y at the rate of four thousana Philippine pesos per vear, pay- 
able quarterly, upon the certificate of a majority of Uie judges of tuQ 



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court that he has performed the duties of the office for the preceding 
quarter, and is entitled to the compensation herein provided. The 
reporter shall provide his own office room, clerical assistants, trans- 
lators, typewriters, and other aids out of the salary herein provided." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passaj^e of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen himdred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect as of January first, nineteen hun- 
dred and four. 

Enacted, March 9, 1901. 



[No. 1080.] 

AN ACT Amending sections two, three, and five of Act Nmnbered One thousand 
and thirty, entitled "An Act creating an honorary board of commissioners, 
composed of fifty Filipinos of prominence and education, to Tisit the Loaisiana 
Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis at Government expense." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered One thousand and thirty 
is herebj amended by striking out the whole of said section and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the following : 

" Sec. 2. The Honorary Board of Commissioners herein authorized 
to be appointed shall travel in a body, so far as practicable, and the 
period between the date of their aeparture from Manila for the 
United States and the date of their return to Manila shall not exceed 
five months. The Civil Governor shall fix the date of the departure 
of the Board. The Board shall be accompanied by and be in charge 
of the Executive Secretary for the Philippine Islands as the repre- 
sentative of the Philippine Government, who shall as such representa- 
tive make all arrangements for travel and subsistence. A second 
official of the Philippme Government shall be designated by the Civil 
(iovemor as the disbursing officer to disburse the funds needed to pay 
the expenses of the Board/' 

Sec. 2. Section three of said Act Numbered One thousand and 
thirty is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the following : 

" The per diems of the Executive Secretaiy and of the disbursing 
officer shall be fixed by the Civil Governor. Persons holding office in 
the Philippine Islands who accept appointment or are detailed for 
duty under the terms of this Act and visit the Louisiana Purchase 
Exposition in pursuance hereof, shall be deemed thereby to have 
waived all claim for leave of absence that may have accrued to them 
under existing laws both heretofore and down to the time of their 
return from the visit to the United States provided by this Act." 

Sec. 3. Section five of said Act Nimibered One thousand and thirty 
is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first sentence thereof 
the following words: " and the Executive Secretary," so that the said 
sentence shall read : 

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184 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Louis^ where it shall spend at least a month in the examination of the 
exposition, but it shall also visit those principal cities of the United 
States which shall be agreed upon bv the executive committee of the 
Board, after conference with the Philippine Exposition Board and 
the Executive Secretary." 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1081.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Forty-nine, providing for the establishment 
of a civil government for the Province ^f Benguet, and Act Numbered One 
thousand and forty-nine, making appropriations for sundry expenses of the 
Insular Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hun- 
dred and four, and other designated periods, by providing that the disbursing 
officer of the Civil Sanitarium at Baguio, Benguet, shall act as treasurer for 
the Province of Benguet, and by striking out the provision that the clerk of 
class nine of the Civil Sanitarium shall be a dispensing clerk. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Pkilippvn<^ 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. Section nine of Act Numbered Forty-nine, entitled 
"An Act providing for the establishment of a civil government for 
the Province of Benguet," is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 9. Until such time as a treasurer shall be appointed for tho 
province, the disbursing officer of the civil sanitarium at Ba^io, 
Benguet, shall act as provincial treasurer, subject to the provisions 
of general lav^. The governor shall audit the monthly accounts of 
the several townships, and shall cause investigation to be made 
should he. find reason to believe that the finances of any township are 
dishonestly or negligently administ>ered. Should such investi^tion 
reveal ground for action, he shall cause proceedings to Ixi instituted 
against the offending person or persons." 

Sec. 2. Section one of Act Numbered One thousand and forty- 
nine, entitled "An Act making appropriations for sundry expenses of 
the Insular Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and four, and other designated periods." is hweby 
amended by striking out the word " dispensing " in the third line of 
tiie first paragraph under the hcjiding '' Civil Sanitarium, Benguet," 
so that the paragraph shall read as follows : 

" Salaries and wages^ Civil Sanitarium^ Benguet^ nineteen hundred 
and four: Attending physician and surgeon, at two thousand four 
hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, class nine; one nurse and 
housekeeper. Class A; one nurse. Class C; two employees. Class D, 
one being for three months only; one employee, Class F; one 
employee. Class J ; one employee, at one hundred and eighty dollars 
per annum; three employees, at ninety-six dollars per annum each; 
two employees, at sixty dollars per annum each; tor hire of emer- 
gency laborers, not to exceed four hundred pesos; s\% thousand pesos,'' 



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Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1082.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the municipal boards of assessors In the Province of Occi- 
dental Ncgros to hold the annual meeting for the year nineteen hundred and 
three within sixty days after the passage of this Act, any provision in exist- 
ing law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The boards of assessors of the respective municipalities 
of the Province of Occidental Negros are hereby authorized to hold, 
within sixty days after the passage of this Act, the annual meeting 
for the year nineteen hundred and three, provided in section sixty- 
three of the Municipal Code, and to exercise at such meeting all the 
powers vested in them by the Municipal Code as amended, any pro- 
vision in existing law to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, .March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1083.] 

AN ACJT Appropriating the sum of thirty -one thousand dollars, United States 
currency, from the Congressional relief fund, to complete the construction and 
repair of the Padre Juan Villaverde trail, in the Provinces of Nueva Vizcaya 
and Pangasinan. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of the Congressional 
relief fund, the sum of thirty -one thousand dollars, in money of the 
United States, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the pur- 
pose of completing the work of construction and repair, including the 
necessary bridges, on the Padre Juan Villaverde trail, Bayombong to 
San Nicolas, Provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Pangasina-n, previous 
appropriation for which has been made by Act Numbered Nine hun- 
dred and twenty. The provisions and conditions provided in sections 
two to six, inclusive, of said Act Numbered Nine hundred and twenty 
are hereby made applicable to the expenditure of this appropriation. 



186 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE 0OMMIS8IOK. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with secticm 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixtii, nineteen 
hundred* 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1084.] 

AN ACT Amondlnff section fifteen of Act Numbered Seven hundred and two, sec- 
tion one of Act Numbered Nine hundred and eighty-nine, and section one of 
Act Nunil)ered One thousand and thirty-five, by extending the time far oom- 
pleting tlic registration of Chinese in the Philippine Islands. 

Whereas it was impossible to complete the registration of all Chi- 
nese persons in the Philippine Islands within the ten months ending 
February twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and four, as provided in 
Acts Numbered Seven hundred and two, Nine hundred and eighty- 
nine, and One thousand and thirty-five : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the PhdUppine 
Commission^ tmt : 

Section 1. The time for such remstration is, pui*suant to authority 
granted by section four of the Act of Congress approved April 
twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and two, hereby extended jfor a 
period of two months, to date from February twenty-ninth, nineteen 
nundred and four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the (Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1085.] 

AN ACT Providing for the loan of four thousand five hundred pesos, Phlltppine 
currency, to the Province of liatnngas, and authorizing tlie provincial board 
of said province to reloan that sum to Ruch municipalities In the province as 
to the provincial hoard may seem i)roi)er, to Ik3 used in the payment of salaries 
of teachers employed in the barrio public schools of such munlcipalitieSv and 
for no other purpose. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by tlie Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four thou- 
sand five hundred pesos, Philippine currency, to be loaned to the 
Province of Batangas. 

Sec. 2. The money appropriated in section one of this Act shall be 
paid by the Insular Treasurer to the treasurer of the Province of 
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copy of a resolution of the provincial board of Batangas accepting 
such loan and agreeing to repay the same, without interest, as follows : 
Two thousand five hundred pesos, Philippine currency, within two 
years from the date of the acceptance of the loan, and one thousand 
pesos, Philippine currency, each year thereafter until the full amount 
of the loan has been repaid to the Insular Treasury. 

Sec. 3. The provincial board of Batangas is hereby authorized to 
reloan the money thus made available to such municipalities in the 
province as to it may seem proper, to be used by such municipalities 
in the payment of teachers employed in their barrio public schools, 
and for no other purpose, and such loans shall be repaid by the 
municipalities to the province, without interest, within such time as 
mav be fixed by the provincial board. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordanco with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the oraer of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 108G.] 

AN ACT Appropriating sixty-two thousand eight hundred and elghty-six peRos 
and sixty- two centavos, Philippine currency, for sundry expenses of the 
lOxposition Battalion and Band, Philippines Constabulary, at the I^ouisiana 
Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis, Missouri. 

By autliority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any 
funds in the Treasury of the Philippine Islands not otherwise appro- 
priated, for the expenses of the Exposition Battalion and fiond, 
Philippines Constabulary, at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at 
Saint Louis, Missouri, together with the cost of transportation and 
subsistence en route from Manila to Saint Louis, and return : 

Pay of Exposition Battalion^ Philippines Constabulary: For an 
increase of twenty per centum in pay of line officers of the Exposition 
Battalion, between the dates of their departure from and return to 
the Philippine Islands, four thousand six hundred and sixty-six pesos 
and sixty-seven centavos. 

Clothing^ carrip and garrison equipage: For a gratuitous issue of 
clothing to the Exposition Battalion and Band, including underwear,. 
hats, overcoats, blankets, uniforms, cots, and so forth, fourteen thou- 
sand five hundred and eighteen pesos and seventy centavos. 

Transportation: For transportation of officers and enlisted men 
from San Francisco, California, to Saint Louis, Missouri, and return, 
and for transportation of supplies of the Exposition Battalion ana 
Band from San Francisco to Saint Louis and return, thirty-two 
thousand eight hundred pesos. 

Subsistence: For an additicmal allowance of eleven centavos each 
per day, over and above the amount now allowed, for enlisted men 



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of the Exposition Battalion and Band, from date of arrival in Saint 
Louis to date of departure therefrom; for difference in cost of sub- 
sistence of enlisted men while traveling on Army transport from 
Manila to San Francisco and return, between amount now allowed 
and amount charged by transport; and for an additional allowance of 
nineteen centavos each per day, over and above the amount now^ 
allowed, for enlisted men while en route from San Francisco, Cali- 
fornia, to Saint Louis, Missouri, and return ; ten thousand nine hun- 
dred and one pesos and twenty-five centavos. 

In all, for the Exposition Battalion and Band, Philippines CJon- 
stabulary, sixty-two thousand eight hundred and eighty-six pesos and 
sixty-two centavos, Philippine currenc}': Provided^ That any earn- 
ings of the band while on this duty, over and above the amount neces- 
sary to pay the pro rata share of extra compensation to which enlisted 
men of the band are entitled while on such duty, not to exceed a 
maximum of fifteen dollars per month each, United States currency, 
shall be collected and deposited by the supply officer in the Treasury 
of the Philippine Islands as miscellaneous receipts. 

Sec. 2. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be 
made, are hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appro- 
priated under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
himdred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 10, 1904. 



[No. 1087.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of one hundred and eighty thousand and 
twenty pesos, Philippine currency, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
for certain public works and permanent improvements in the city of ManlliL 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The following sum, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any funds 
in the Treasury of the Philippine Islands not otherwise approDriatod, 
for public works and permanent improvements in the city of Manila, 
as follows: 

crrr of Manila. 

Purchase of property for street purposes and extension and widening 
of streets, including completion of San Marcelino extension, Ermita, 
from Calle Nozaleda to Calle Herran; completion of H Street. 
Ermita, from Calle Herran to Calle San Andres; beginning woric oi 
widening Calle Nueva, Ermita, throughout its entire length; begin- 
ning improvement of street system in barrios of Concepcion and Ban 



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Carlos, Ermita; beginning extension and improvement of streets in 
San Lazaro estate, Trozo aistrict ; extending and widening old streets 
and constructing new streets in Sampaloc district, and grading, park- 
ing, and improving Calle Mariones, Tondo; for construction or tem- 
porary fire station in Tondo; for construction of ornamental shelter 
on the Luneta ; for construction of gateway and entrance to the new 
Cemetery del Norte; for construction of office and keeper's house in 
new cemetery ; for purchase of three hundred thousand paving blocks 
for the Escolta, Binondo Square, and Calles Echagiie and Rosario. 

In all, for public works, city of Manila, one hundred and eighty 
thousand and twenty pesos, Philippine currency : Provided^ That the 
amounts to be expended for the various purposes above mentioned, 
respectively, shall be allotted by resolution oi the Commission, to be 
certified to the Auditor, and the Municipal Board of the city of 
Manila shall be limited in its expenditure for each item in accordance 
with said allotments. 

Sec. 2. All balances remaining unexpended when any public works 
or permanent improvements appropriated for by this Act are com- 
pleted shall be returned at once to the Treasury of the Philippine 
Islands and shall not thereafter be available for withdrawal or dis- 
bursement under this Act. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of the first paragraph of section, three of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in 
which withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be made, 
are hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
under this Act. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 11, 1904. 



[No. 1088.] 
AN ACT To amend Act Numbered Ninety. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Wth the concurrence and approval of the Secretary of 
War first had, rule fifty-eight of Act Numbered Ninety is hereby 
amended by striking out, after the words " under the appropriate 
funds or heads of account," in the sixth line thereof, the words " and 
furnish therewith abstracts showing in detail the amounts received 
under each head, from whom received, and giving the numbers and 
dates of i he receipts issued therefor." 

Sec. 2. Rule fifty-nine of said Act is hereby amended by striking 
out, after the word " account " in the third line thereof, the words 
" abstracts showing in detail the amounts paid under each head, to 
whom paid, and giving the numbers and dates of the warrants issued 



190 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

in paymoTit, wliioh warrants shall bo filed with his account, submitted 
to the Auditoiv J*i^<' inserting in lion tlioroof the woids " the warrants 
properly canceled, which warrants shall Im* ivtained permanently by 
the Auditor," so that the rule as aniendcul shall read as follows: 

" Rule 59. He shall credit himself with all moneys paid on account 
of the service for which sudi nion(\y is appropriated, and file with his 
account the warrants properly canceleo, which warrants shall be 
retained permanently by the Auditor." 

Sec. 3. Rule sixty of said Act is hereby amended by inserting, after 
the words " Secretary of War." in the second line thereof, tbe words 
*' and to the Civil Governor oi the Philippine Islands." Said rule is 
hereby further amended by striking out the balance of the paragraph 
after the word " month " in the third line thereof, and inserting in 
lieu of the words so stricken out the words " a copy of the monthly 
account-current which he is required to furnish to the Auditor," so 
that the rule as amended shall read as follows : 

" Rule 60. The Treasurer shall forward to the Secretary of War 
and to the Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands, not later than 
ten days after the expiration of each month, a copy of the monthly 
accoimt-current which he is required to furnish to the Auditor." 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the specnly enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 11, 1904. 



[No. 1080.] 

AN ACT Extoiidinj? the time for the payment of the land tax In the Province 
of La Lacuna for the year nineteen hundred and tliree until May first, nine- 
teen hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Conimission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and three in the Province of 
La Laguna is hereby extended to May first, nineteen hundred and 
four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaitea in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by tlie 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec\ «3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 16, 1904. 



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[No, 1090.] 

AN ACT Authorizing provincial boards of provinces operating launches for the 
use of their provincial officers to make reasonable charges for transportation 
of nonofficial passengers and freight and authorizing the carrying of non- 
official passengers and cargoes under certain circumstances on boats controlled 
by the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation, and repealing Act Num- 
bered Eight hundred and twenty-nine. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. In any province in which the provincial board is main- 
taining a launch or other vessel for the transportation of its officers 
and for other public purposes, the provincial board is authorized to 
transport nonofficial passengers and freight from one place in the 
province to another and to fix a reasonable tariflf for such carriage 
and to adopt regulations to govern the officers in charge of such 
launch or other vessel in respect to the transportation of nonofficial 
passengers and freight: Provided, however, That nonofficial pas- 
sengers and freight shall be received only when consistent with the 
carriage of all official passengers and freight, and that the business 
hereby authorized to be done ty the provincial board with its official 
launch shall be so arranged as not to compete with regular commer- 
cial lines transporting passengers or freight between points in the 
same province, it being the intent of this section merely to permit 
the provincial board to supply transportation for the public where 
the same can not be otherwise obtamed. All moneys received by 
virtue of this section shall be paid into the provincial treasury ana 
shall be considered as provincial funds available for expenditure by 
the provincial board, as provided by law, for the general purposes of 
the provincial government. 

Sec. 2. The Secretary of Commerce and Police is hereby empow- 
ered to authorize, in his discretion, the carrying of nonomcial pas- 
sengers and freight on boats controlled by the Bureau of Coast Guard 
anaTransportation, subject to the general limitations and restrictions 
set forth in section one of this Act regarding launches operated by 
provincial boards. The tariff and regulations for the transportation 
of nonofficial passengers and freight on Coast Guard boats shall be 
fixed by the Chief of the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation, 
subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Police. 
All moneys received by virtue of the provisions of this section for the 
transportation of passengers and cargoes on any Coast Guard boat, 
shall be paid over to the disbursing officer of the Bureau of Coast 
Guard and Transportation and by him covered into the Insular 
Treasury to the credit of " miscellaneous receipts." 

Sec. 3. Act Numbered Eight hundred and twenty-nine is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22, 1904. 




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[No. 1091.] 

AN ACT Amending section four of Act Niiml)ered One hundred and seventy- 
five, entitled "An Act providing for the organization and government of an 
Insular Constabulary and for the inspection of the municipal police," as 
amended, by providing that when a member of the Philippines Constabulary 
has been convict(Hl and sentenced by a court of competent Jurisdiction, other 
than a Constabulary summary c<^)urt, tlie Chief of Constabulary may order 
his dishonorable discharge and the forfeiture of all pay and allowances due 
or to become due. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Section four of Act Numbered One hundred and 
seventy-five, entitled "An Act providing for the organization and 

government of an Insular Constabulary, and for the inspection of 
le municipal police," as amended, is hereby further amended by 
substituting a semicolon for the period after the words "United 
States " in the twenty-fourth line of said section, and inserting after 
said semicolon the following words : " and when a member of the 
Philippines Constabulary has been convicted and sentenced by a 
court of competent jurisdiction, other than a Constabulary summary 
court, the Cnief of Constabulary may order his dishonorable dis- 
charge and the forfeiture of all pay and allowances due or to become 
due ; so that said complete sentence in said section shall read as 
follows: "The Insular Chief is also given authority to suspend, 
and, after due hearing, to remove, any provincial inspector or other 
member of the Insular Constabulary for inefficiency, misconduct, or 
disloyalty to the United States; and when a member of the Philip- 
pines Constabulary has been convicted and sentenced by a court of 
competent jurisdiction, other than a Constabulary summary court, 
the Chief of Constabulary may order his dishonorable discharge 
and the forfeiture of all pay and allowances due or to become due." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22, 1904. 



[No. 1002.] 

AN ACJT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax in the Province 
of Nueva Ecija for the year nineteen hundred and four until July thlrty-flrst 
of said year. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and four in tne Province of 
Neuva Ecija is hereby extended to July thirty-first, nineteen hundred 
and four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 



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Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of " An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22, 1904. 



[No. 1098.]. 

AN ACT Authorizing the provincial board of the Province of Mlsamis to make 
certain corrections in the lists of assessment of land for the purpose of taxa- 
tion in the municipalities of Misnmis and Oroquicta in said province. 

Whereas it has been made to appear that by mistake the lists of 
assessment of land for the purpose of taxation in the mimicipality of 
Misamis, in the Province of Misamis, as made by the board of tax 
revision were entered as gold values, although the valuations had 
been made in Mexican money, so that the valuations are practically 
twice as large as intended by the board of tax revision, ana it further 
appearing mat there are numerous erroneous assessments in the mu- 
nicipality of Oroquieta in said province : Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission, that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of the Province of Misamis is 
hereby authorized to correct all such valuations on the assessment lists 
of the municipalities of Misamis and Oroquieta and to state the 
valuations in money of the United States in each case where it is 
made clear that the valuation now stated upon the assessment lists is 
stated upon a basis of local currency instead of money of the United 
States, and also to correct any and all erroneous assessments in said 
municipalities. For the purpose of this Act the reduction shall in 
all cases be made upon a basis of two dollars of local currency for one 
dollar of money or the United States. The assessment lists when so 
corrected shall be as lawful and valid for all purposes as though the 
correction herein provided had been made by the board of tax revision 
at the proper time. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the CJom- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixtii, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22,1904. 



194 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. 1094.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of sixty thousand pesos, Philippine Currency, 
or so much thereof as may be necessary, for commencement of the improve- 
ment of the river front on, and construction of a river wall along, the Pasig 
River, authorized by Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty-nine, and provid- 
ing for tlic employment of the necessary engineers and assistants. 

By authojnty of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The sum of sixty thousand pesos, Philippine currency, 
or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out 
of any funds in the Treasury of the Philippine Islands not otherwise 
appropriated, for the purpose of commencing and prosecuting the 
work of improving the river front on the south sioe of the Pasi^ 
River by the tearing down of a part of the citv wall of Manila and 
the erection of a river wall, and reclaiming the land behind the same, 
authorized by Act Nimibered Six hundred and sixty-nine. 

Sec. 2. For the proper inspection and supervision of the work pro- 
vided for by Act Numbered Six hundred and sixty-nine, the City 
Engineer of Manila is hereby authorized to employ, by and with the 
consent of the Consulting P^ngineer to the Commission, the following 
assistants, to wit : One engineer in charge, at one thousand eight hun- 
dred dollars per annum; one assistant engineer and chief inspector, 
at one thousand two hundred dollars per amium; one assistant in- 
spector, at one thousand dollars per annum, and one rodman, at nine 
hundred dollars per annum, the salaries authorized herein to be 
paid from the funds appropriated by section one of this Act: Pro- 
vided^ That the employment of such assistants shall not necessarily 
be subject to the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Act and 
its amendments : And jn'ooided further^ That if any of such assistants 
are selected from the permanent personnel of the Bureau of Engplneer- 
ing they shall not lose their status in the classified civil service by 
virtue of such temporary transfer. 

Sec. 3. The work, appropriation for which is made bjr section one 
of this Act, shall be conducted under the regulations, limitations, and 
restrictions which are prescribed by Act Numbered Six hundrea and 
sixty-nine. 

Sec. 4. The provisions of the first paragraph of section three of Act 
Numbered Eight hundred and seven, providing the manner in which 
withdrawals of moneys appropriated in said Act shall be madc^ are 
hereby made applicable to the withdrawal of moneys appropriated 
by this Act. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this biU, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
himdred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall talce effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 22, 1901. 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 195 

[No. 1095.] 

AN ACT So amending Act Numbered Eight hundred and seventy-five as to per- 
mit the free entry of ordnance and ordnance stores iniix)rted by the Insular 
Government 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section two of Act Numbered Eight hundred and sev- 
enty-five, entitled "An Act providing for the collection of duties on 
goods, wares, and merchandise imported into the Islands for use of 
the insular, provincial, or municipal governments," is hereby amended 
by adding at the end thereof the following words : 

^^And further provided^ That this Act 5iall not affect the free entry 
of ordnance and ordnance stores that have been or shall be purchased 
by the Government." 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be retroactive so far as to apply to all exist- 
ing contracts for the purchase of ordnance and ordnance stores, and 
to all ordnance and ordnance stores which have not been paid for by 
the Philippines Constabulary. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 29, 1904. 



[No. 1096.] 

AN ACJT Amending Act Numbered Twenty-five, eptitled "An Act providing for 
the appointment and removal of subordinate officers and employees in cer- 
tain departments and bureaus of the Government of the Philippine Islands," 
as amended. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. In lieu of section two of Act Numbered Twenty-five, 
which was repealed by Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty- 
eight, the following is substituted : 

' Sec. 2. For neglect of duty or violation of reasonable office regu- 
lations, or in the interests of the public service, heads of Bureaus or 
Offices are hereby authorized to reduce the salary or compensation of 
any subordinate officer or employee, to deduct from his pay a sum not 
exceeding one month's pay, or to suspend him without pay for a 
period not exceeding two months: Provided, however. That such 
deduction from pay or such suspension without pay shall receive the 
approval of the Civil Governor or the proper head of an Executive 
Department, after having been submitted to the Civil Service Board 
for recommendation: And provided further, That any reduction in 
salary or deduction of pay or any suspension without pay as provided 
for in this section shall not affect the right of the person thus dis- 
ciplined to accrued leave of absence, but in the event of his suspension 



196 LAWS OF UNITED S FATES PHILIPPINE 0OMMI88IOK. 

from duty no accrued leave of absence shall be allowed for the tiine 
he is thus suspended." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Conunis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, March 80, 1904. 



[No. 1007.1 

AN ACT Relating to the payment of the premium charges upon the l>onds of 
bonded insular, provincial, and municipal officers and employees. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whenever the Insular Government shall enter into 
a contract with a fidelity company or companies for furnishing 
fidelity bonds for officers and employees of the insular, provincial, 
mimicipal, and city governments, who are required by law to give 
bond at a specific rate for a specified time, the Insular Treasurer 
shall pay to such fidelity company or companies, or to their lawful 
representatives, the gross amount of tlie premium charged on all 
fioelity bonds executed by them on behalf of such governments un- 
der such contract, and shall collect from each officer or employee so 
bonded that portion of the premium charges on his bond as shall be 
determined by the Commission, and he shall collect from the provin- 
cial, municipal, or city government under which the officer is serv- 
ing the balance of the premium whicli shall have l>een paid to the 
fioelity company or companies by the Insular (lovernment All 
collections on this account shall bo deposited by the Insular Treas- 
urer to the credit of tlie appropriation from which tlie original pay- 
ment wa,s made. 

Sec. 2. All official bonds obtained under the provisions of a con- 
tract between the Insular Government and a fidelity company or 
companies shall be made payable to the Government of the Phil- 
ippine Islands for tlie l)enefit of whom it may concern, and shall be 
procured through and filed in the office of the Insular Treasurer, 
except the bond of the Insular Treasurer, which shall be filed in the 
office of the Insular Auditor. 

Sec. 3. Applications for provincial and municipal bonds shall 
be forwarded througli the provincial treasurers who shall pay to the 
Insular Treasurer the nremium thereon chargeable to the province 
or municipality, and tne amounts so paid shall be proper diargc 
against the revenues of the respective province or municipaJity. 
A municipal official, serving as such only, required to give bond, 
may secure the same from the Government's official surety company 
through the Insular Treasurer, and in such cases the provisions 
of section eight of Act Numbered One hundred and eighty-three* 
pro\"iding for approval, and of section sev<Mite(Mi of Act mimbered 
Eighty-twOj providing for approval and filing of the bonds, shall 
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LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 197 

When an official is acting in the dual capacity of deputy provin- 
cial treasurer and municipal treasurer, he shall be required to secure 
bond in such dual capacity from the Government's official surety 
company through the Insular Treasurer, and in such cases the pro- 
visions of section seventeen of Act Numbered Eighty-two shall not 
be applicable; the provincial board shall fix the amount of such 
lK)nd upon recommendation of the provincial treasurer, and the 
latter shall determine the portion of premium chargeable to the 
province and to the municipality: Provided^ That not more than 
fifty per centum or less than forty per centum of the amount shall 
be chargeable to the municipality. 

Sec. 4. An official or employee who shall furnish surety as provided 
in this Act shall reimburse the Insular Government that portion of 
the amount of premium paid by the Insular Government^ as deter- 
mined by the Commission, within fifteen days after the receipt by him 
of a statement from the Insular Treasurer of the amount due; and the 
Insular Treasurer shall forward a statement of indebtedness, in any 
case where payment is delayed, to the proper officer making payment 
of salary, who is hereby authorized and directed to retain from the 
salary of said official or employee the amount of indebtedness and to 
pay said amount to the Insular Treasurer. 

Sec. 5. When a bonded position is created and appointment made 
thereto, or a bond required in a position heretofore existing, or ap- 
pointment made of a successor to a bonded official or employee dis- 
charged or otherwise relieved, the chief of the Bureau or Office to 
which the position pertains shall at once forward to the Treasurer of 
the Philippine Islands a statement setting forth the designation of 
the position; the amount of bond required of the incumbent as fixed 
by competent authority, or, if not previously so fixed, the amount of 
bond recommended, stating the financial or property responsibility 
pertaining to the position and the maximum amount of funds and 
value of property likely to be in the hands of the incumbent at any 
time; the salary attached thereto; the name of the appointee and the 
date of his assuming accountability for funds or property ; the date of 
relief from further accountability of the predecessor in the position, 
if any; and such further information in the premises as may be re- 
quired by the Insular Treasurer. Upon receipt of the report above 
required, the Treasurer shall promptly advise the surety company of 
bond desired and date of termination of liability on bond ox official 
relieved, if any, and shall ad^^se the chief of Bureau or Office in in- 
terest of action taken, and through such chief shall furnish the ap- 
pointee with the required blank form of application for fidelity bond, 
to be completed by him and promptly returned to the Treasurer for 
submission to the surety company. Unless and until notified to the 
contrary, the obligation of the surety as originally requested shall be 
in full lorce and effect from the date requested. 

Sec. 6. Whenever a bonded official or employee is discharged or 
otherwise relieved and a successor not immediately appointed, the 
chief of the Bureau or Office in which the change has occurred, shall 
at once advise the Treasurer of the Philippine Islands of such change, 
giving at the same time, or as soon thereafter as possible, the exact 
date when the official or employee in question was relieved from fur- 
ther accountability in the position: Provided^ That the secretary of 
the municipal board, in so far as a city is concerned, and the provin- 



198 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

cial treasurer, in so far as the provinces and municipalities are con- 
cerned, shall perform the duties prescribed for the chief of Bureau 
or Office in this Act. 

Sec. 7. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with any of the pro- 
visions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its passage and shall pertain 
to all official bonds procured under the provisions of a contract be- 
tween the Insular Government and the fidelity companies for the cal- 
endar year nineteen hundred and four and thereafter. 

Enacted, March 30, 1901. 



[No. 1098.] 

AN ACT Conferring concurrent Jurisdiction upon Courts of First Instance for 
the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Judicial Districts over causes arising within 
the district of Lanao, Moro Province. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Concurrent jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the 
Courts of First Instance for the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Judicial 
Districts over causes arising within the district of Lanao, in the Moro 
Province, anything in Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven 
to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided^ however^ That the court 
first acquiring jurisdiction over any cause shall have exclusive juris- 
diction thereof. 

Sec. 2. The public good recjuiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 4, 1904. 



[No. 1090.] 

AN ACT Amending parnpraph (n) of section twenty-two of Act Numbered 
Eiglity-two, entitlp<l " Tlie Munic'i|>ai Code," as amended', so far as concema 
the municipality of Cebu, Province of Cebu. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. Paragraph (a) of section twenty-two of Act Numbered 
Eighty-two, entitled " The Municipal Code," as amended, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the close thereof the following: 

" Provided fvrther, That in the municipality of Cebu. Province of 
Cebu, the salary of the treasurer may be fixed at one thousand two 
hundred pesos or less." 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 199 

Skc. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 4, 1904. 



[No. 1100.] 

AN ACT To provide for a second revision of the assessments upon real estate 

in the Province of Surigao. 

Whereas the land-tax asessment lists in the Province of Surigao 
are not in proper form, in that they are not arranged by barrios^ or in 
alphabetical order, and in some instances contain no description of 
the property assessed, such lists being thereby rendered of little or no 
value for reference or statistical purposes; and 

Whereas a great many parcels of land have been omitted altogether 
from the tax-assessment lists of said province, and it is believed that 
in many other instances parcels of land have not been assessed at their 
true values ; and 

Whereas the valuations placed on lands and improvements at the 
time of the original assessment were expressed in local currency and. 
have not since been reduced to money of the United States, as pro- 
vided in section six of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
as amended ; and , 

Whereas the above-mentioned errors, omissions, and inequalities 
were not remedied by the board of tax revision appointed under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, no com- 
plaints having been presented to it, either by landowners or Govern- 
ment officials : Now, therefore. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commissiony that: 

Section 1. There is hereby created for the Province of Surigao a 
new board of tax revision, which shall consist of the three members of 
the provincial board and two other taxpayers, residents of the prov- 
ince, to be appointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the consent 
of the Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 2. The powers and duties of the new board of tax revision in 
the Province of Surigao shall be those prescribed for the provincial 
board of revision by Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
entitled "An Act to provide for the partial revision of the assessment 
upon real estate in tne municipalities in the Philippine Islands out- 
side the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety-three : Provided^ however^ That the dates specified in the 
said Act, as amended, and the compensation and traveling expenses 
of the two members of the new board to be appointed bv the Civil 
Governor, by and with the consent of the Philippine dommission, 
shall be as provided in sections three and four of the present Act. 

Sec. 3. The new board of tax revision shall be organized on the fif- 
teenth day of April, nineteen hundred and four, or as soon thereafter 

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198 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

cial treasurer, in so far as the provinces and municipalities are con- 
cerned, shall perform the duties prescribed for the chief of Bureau 
or Office in this Act. 

Sec. 7. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with any of the pro- 
visions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect upon its passage and shall pertain 
to all official bonds procured under the provisions of a contract be- 
tween the Insular Government and the fidelity companies for the cal- 
endar year nineteen hundred and four and thereafter. 

Enacted, March 30, 1901. 



[No. 1098.] 

AN ACT CJonferrlng concurrent Jurisdiction upon Courts of First Instance for 
the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Judicial Districts over causes arising within 
the district of Lanao, Moro Province. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ tnat: 

Section 1. Concurrent jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the 
Courts of First Instance for the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Judicial 
Districts over causes arising within the district of Lanao, in the Moro 
Province, anything in Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-seven 
to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided^ however^ That the court 
first acquiring jurisdiction over any cause shall have exclusive juris- 
diction thereof. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act pros(Tibiiiff the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 4, 11)04. 



[No. 1000.] 

AN ACT Amending pnrnp:i'ai)li ui) of section twonty-two of Act Numbered 
Eiglity-two, entitled *' Tlie Municipal Code." as amended! so far as concerns 
the municipality of Celm, I^rovinoe of Cebu. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Paragraph (a) of section twenty-two of Act Numbered 
Eighty-two, entitled *' The Municipal Code," as amended, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the close ther(H)f the following: 

^' Provided further^ That in the municipality of Cebu, Province of 
Cebu, the salary of the treasurer may be fixed at one thousand two 
hundred pesos or less." 



LAWS OF UNITED STATKS I»HILlPriNK TOMMISSION. 199 

Skc. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 4, 1904. 



[No. 1100.] 

AN ACT To provide for a socoiid revision of the assessments upon real estate 

in tlie Province of Surij?ao. 

Whereas the land-tax asessment lists in the Province of Surigao 
are not in proper form, in that they are not arranged by barrios^ or in 
alphabetical order, and in some instances contain no description of 
the property assessed, such lists being thereby rendered of little or no 
value for reference or statis^tical purposes; and 

Whereas a great many parcels of land have been omitted altogether 
from the tax-assessment lists of said province, and it is believed that 
in many other instances parcels of lana have not been assessed at their 
true values ; and 

Whereas the valuations placed on lands and improvements at the 
time of the original assessment were expressed in local currency and» 
have not since l)een reduced to monev of the United States, as pro- 
vided in section six of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
as amended; and 

Whereas the above-mentioned errors, omissions, and inequalities 
were not remedied by the board of tax revision appointed under the 
provisions of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, no com- 
plaints having been presented to it, either by landowners or Govern- 
ment officials: Now, therefore. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby created for the Province of Surigao a 
new board of tax re\dsion, which shall consist of the three members of 
the provincial board and two other taxpayers, residents of the prov- 
ince, to be appointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the consent 
of uie Philippine Commission. 

Sec. 2. The powers and duties of the new board of tax revision in 
the Province of Surigao shall be those prescribed for the provincial 
board of revision by Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
entitled "An Act to provide for the partial revision of the assessment 
upon real estate in the municipalities in the Philippine Islands out- 
fflde the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety-three: Provided^ however, That the dates specified in the 
said Act, as amended, and the compensation and traveling expenses 
of the two meiubei's of the new board to be appointed by the Civil 
Ctovemor, by and with the consent of the Philippine (Commission, 
shall be asprovided in secticms three and four of the present Act. 

Sec. 8. The new board of tax revision shall be organized on the fif- 
teenth day of April, nineteen hundred and four, or as soon thereafter 

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200 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

as possible; the time fixed for receiving and hearing complaints shall 
be not earlier than five days after the organization of the new board, 
and not later than the twentieth of July, nineteen hundred and four ; 
the certification by the new board of a list of the changes made in the 
previous assessments, together with a list of the total assessments of 
tlie taxable lands and improvements in e^ch municipality, provided 
for in section eight of Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
shall be made not later than the fifth day of August, nineteen hundred 
and four, on which date the new board of tax revision shall cease to 
exorcise any powers under this Act; and the payment of land taxes 
in the Province of Surigao for the year nineteen hundred and four 
shall be made prior to the first day of November, nineteen hundred 
and four, the provisions of section seventy-four, as amended, of the 
Municipal Code, to the contrary nothwithstanding. In all other 
dates and periods of time specified in Act Numbered Five hundred 
and eighty -two, as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred and 
ninety-three, the words " nineteen hundred and four " shall be sub- 
stituted for the words " nineteen hundred and three," for the purposes 
of the present Act. 

Sec. 4. Each of the two members of the new board of tax revision 
appointed by the Civil Governor, by and with the consent of the Com- 
mission, shall receive for each day's session of the board upon whidi 
he was in actual attendance, the sum of four Philippine pesos, and 
his actual expenses for travel and subsistence, not exceeding four 
Philippine pesos a day, while in attendance upon the board and its 
ineetings, from the time he leaves his usual place of residence until 
he returns to the same. In cases where the usual place of residence 
©f such member shall be so far distant from the capital as to make it 
impracticable for him to go to his hoine on Sunday and return upon 
Mondav, he shall be allowed the per diem for Sunday, as well as the 
days wlien the board is in actual session. 

Sec. 5. In all cases in which land in the Province of Suri^o as- 
sessed for the year nineteen hundred and two, or the year nmeteen 
hundred and three, was assessed at more than fifty per centum above 
the valuation made by the new board of tax revision, the provincial 
board is hereby authorized and required to reduce the assessment, for 
the year or years in which such excessive assessment of more than fifty 
per centum was made, to the amount fixed by the new board of tax 
revision for the same land for the year nineteen hundred and four, 
and the provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the pro- 
vincial board by making the reduction upon the records of the munici- 
pality and province. 

Sec. 6. in all cases in which the money has been paid upon the 
excessive assessment as described in the section immediately preen- 
ing, it shall be the duty of the provincial board to allow a credit of 
the amount of such excess payment, to be applied upon taxes due for 
tlie year nineteen hundred and four or the next subsequent year. 

Sec. 7. In case the tax has not been paid on the excessive assess- 
ment, then the taxpayer or the person from whom the tax is due shall 
be allowed to pay the tax on the reduced assessment without penalty 
at any time before November first, nineteen hundred and four; and 
all proceedings for the sale of land because of the delinquency of pay- 
ment on the excessive assessment as defined in section five shall be dis- 
continued and held for naught, and the title to the land shall remain 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 201 

in the delinquent taxpayer, subject only to the lien for taxes on the 
assessment as reducea m accordance with section five hereof: Pro- 
vided^ That if the amount of taxes due on the reduced assessment 
is not paid before November first, nineteen hundred and four, the 
same procedure shall be followed in their collection as in other cases 
of delmquent taxes. 

Sec. 8. In cases of excessive taxation described in section five 
hereof in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for 
failure to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer upon redeeming his 
land by paying to the purchaser the amount required by law to be 

f»aid shall be entitled to a credit, for use in payment of future taxes, 
or the amount expended by him over and above the tax without pen- 
alty at the reducea assessment. In case the land shall have been pur- 
chased by the Government, the proceedings shall be by the provincial 
board declared null and void, and the title shall revert to the delin- 
quent taxpayer on payment of the amount due on the assessment, as 
reduced in accordance with the terms of section five of this Act, before 
November first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 9. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 
Sec. 10. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 4, 1904. 



[No. 1101.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty-seven by authoriz- 
ing the provineinl engineer of the Moro Province to purchase suppiies in the 
open marl^et under certain conditions. 

By av^hority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section eight of Act Numbered Seven hundred and 
eighty-seven is hereby amended by striking out the ante-penultimate 
sentence therein, reading: "Except where otherwise ordered by the 
Civil Governor, upon the recommendation of the governor of the 

{province, he shall make his purchases of supplies through the Insular 
Purchasing Agent," and inserting in lieu thereof the following sen- 
tence : " He shall make his purchases of supplies through the Insular 
Ptirchasing Agent, except where otherwise expressly authorized in 
writing by the governor of the province, such authorization to be 
granted only in those cases where, in the opinion of the governor of 
the province, an economy of time or of monev will be effected thereby : 
Provided^ however^ That all purchases in the United States shall oe 
made through the Insular Purchasing Agent." 

This amendment shall be retroactive so as to authorize all purchases 
made in accordance with its provisions. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 



204 LAW8 OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. HOC.] 

AN ACT To provide for a second revision of tlie assessments iiiwn real estate 

In the Province of Cavite. 

Whereas it appears that certain classes of lands, buildings, and 
improvements in the Province of Cavite have not been assessed in 
accordance with their true value ; and 

Whereas it further appears that the provisions of section five of 
Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two were not fully complied 
with by the board of revision for Cavite, appointed under said Act 
Five hundred and eighty-two, thus depriving the residents of cei^tain 
municipalities of the Province of Cavite of the rights provided by 
said section : Now, therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it eiiacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby created for the Province of Cavite a 
new board of tax revision, which shall consist of the three members 
of the provincial board of the said province. 

Sec. 2. The powers and duties of the new board of tax revision in 
the Province of Cavite shall be those prescribed for the provincial 
board of revision by Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
entitled "An Act to provide for the partial revision of the assess- 
ments upon real estate in tlie municipalities in the Philippine Islands 
outside the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hun- 
dred and ninety-three: Provided^ however^ That the dates specified 
in the said Act, as amended, shall be as provided in section three of 
the present Act. 

Sec. 3. The new board of tax revision shall be organized upon the 
passage of this Acrt, or as soon thereafter as possible; the time fixed 
ror receiving and hearing complaints shall be not earlier than five 
days after the organization of the new board of tax revision and not 
later than the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and four; 
the cc^rtification by the new board of tax revision of a list of the 
changes made in the j)revi()us assassments, together with a list of 
the total assessments of the taxable lands and improvements in each 
municipality, ])rovided for in section eight of Act Numbered Five 
lunulred and eighty-two, shall be made not later than the fifteenth 
day of July, nineteen hundred and four, on which date the new board 
of tax revision shall cease to exercise any powers under this Act; 
and the payment of the land taxes in the Province of Cavite for the 
year nineteen hundred and four shall be made prior to the first day 
of October, nineteen hundred and four, the provisions of section 
st»venty-four, as amended, of the Municipal Code to the contrary 
notwithstanding. In all other dates and periods of time specified 
in Act Numl)ered Five hundred and eighty-two, as amended Jl)y Act 
Numbered Six hundred and ninety-three, the words "nineteen hun- 
dred and four " shall l3e substituted for the words " nineteen hundred 
and three," for the ])urposes of the present Act. 

Sec. 4. In all casi»s in which land in the Province of Cavite 
assessed for the vear nineteen hundred and two or the vear nineteen 
hundred and thnn* was ass(»ssed at more than fifty \>gt centum above 
the valuation made by the new board of tax revision, the provincial 
board is hereby authorized and reiiuired to reduce the assessment, for 



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the year or years in which such excessive assessment of more than 
fifty per centum was made, to the amount fixed by the new board of 
tax revision for the same land for the year nineteen hundred and 
four, and the provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the 
provincial board by making the reduction upon the records of the 
municipality and province. 

Sec. 5. In all cases in .which money has been paid upon the exces- 
sive assessment as described in the section immediately preceding, it 
shall be the duty of the provincial board to allow a credit of the 
amount of such excess payment, to be applied upon taxes due for the 
year nineteen hundred and four or the next subsequent year or years. 

Sec. 6. In case the tax has not been paid on the excessive assess- 
ment or assessments, then the taxpayer or the ])erson from whom the 
tax is due shall be allowed to pay the tax on the reduced assessment 
without penalty at any time before October first, nineteen hundred 
and four; and all proceedings for the sale of land because of the 
delinquency of payment on the excessive assessment or assessments as 
defined in section four shall be discontinued and held for naught, and 
the title to the land shall remain in the delinquent taxpayer, subject 
only to the lien for taxes on the assessment or assessments as reduced 
in accordance with section four hereof: Provided^ That if the 
amount of taxes due on the reduced aasessment or assessments is not 
paid before October first, nineteen hundred and four, the same pro- 
cedure shall be followed in their collection as in other cases of 
delinquent taxes. 

Sec. 7. In cases of excessive taxation dascribed in section four 
hereof in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for 
failure to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer upon redeeming his 
land by paying to the purchaser the amount reqtiired by law to be 
paid shall be entitled to a credit, for use in payment of future taxes, 
for the amount expended by him over and above the tax without pen- 
alty at the reduced assessment. In case the land shall have been pur- 
chased by the Government, the proceedings shall be by the provincial 
board declared null and void, and the title shall revert to the delin- 
quent taxpayer on payment of the amount due on the assessment or 
assessments as reduced in accordance with the terms of section four 
of this Act, before October first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditedf in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 9. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 5, 1904. 

[No. 1107.] 

AN ACT Fixing the salaries of registers of deeds in the several provinces, 
appointed in pursuance of the provisions of the laud registration Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. In pursuance of the provisions of section thirteen of 
Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety-six, the Land Registration 



206 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Act, the salaries of the several registers of deeds for the provinces are 
hereby fixed at the following sums, in money of the United States, 
for each of the provinces named, namely : Ahra, five hundred dollars; 
Albay, eight hundred dollars; Ambos Camarines, nine hundred dol- 
lars; Antique, five hundred dollars; Bataan, five hundred dollars; 
Batangas, eight hundred dollars; Bcngnet, five hundred dollars; 
Bohol, six hundred dollars; Bulacan, nine hundred dollars; Caga- 
yan, eight hundred dollars; Capiz, five hundred dollars; Cavite, 
eight hundred dollars; Cebu, one thousand two hundred dollars; 
Moro Province, nine hundred dollars; Ilocos Norte, seven hundred 
dollars; Ilocos Sur, nine hundred dollars; Iloilo, one thousand two 
hundred dollars; Isabela, five hundred dollars; La gun a, six hundred 
dollars; Leyte, one thousand dollars; Lepanto-Bontoc, five hundred 
dollars; Masbate, five hundred dollars; Mindoro, five hundred dol- 
lars; Misamis, five hundred dollars; Nueva Ecija, six hundred dol- 
lars; Nueva Vizcaya, five hundred dollars; Occidental Negros, one 
thousand two hundred dollars; Oriental Negros, seven hundred dol- 
lars; Pampanga, nine hundred dollars; Pangasinan, one thousand 
two hundred dollars; Paragua, five hundred dollars; Kizal, seven 
hundred dollars; Romblon, five hundred dollars; Samar, eight hun- 
dred dollars; Sorsogon, eight hundred dollars; Surigao, five hundred 
dollars; Tarlac, seven hundred dollars; Tayabas, one thousand dol- 
lars; Union, five hundred dollars; and Zambales, five hundred 
dollars. 

Sec. 2. The Civil Governor shall not appoint a register of deeds 
for any of the provinces in this Act named where the salary is fixed 
at five hundred dollars, unless in his judgment the business of land 
registration in such province shall become of sufiBcient importance 
to warrant the maintenance of a separate office of register of deeds 
therein. Meanwhile in such provinces the duties of registers of deeds 
shall continue to be performed by provincial treasurers in accordance 
with existing law. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 5, 1904. 



[No. 1108.] 

AN ACT Amending several sections of Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety- 
six, entitled " The Land Registration Act" 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Comniission^ that : 

Section 1. Section six of Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety- 
six, the Land Registration Act, is hereby amended by adding at the 
end thereof the following words: 

"Any judge at large of the Court of First Instance, appointed by 
virtue ox Act Three hundred and ninety-six may likewise be required 
to perform the duties of judge of the Court of Land Registration in 



LAWS OF UNITED 8TATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 207 

any province in the Philippine Islands or in the city of Manila, when 
directed in writing to do so by the Civil Governor, in whicli case his 
acts, proceedings, and judgments shall be of the same validity as 
though he were a regular judge or associate judge of the Court of 
Land Registration in the city or Manila or in the province in which he 
shall perform such duties. In case such order is given, the judge per- 
forming duties as judge of the Court of Land Registration shall 
receive an allowance for traveling expenses in the same manner and to 
the sa^ne extent as he would receive if performing the duties of a 
judge of the Court of First Instance." 

Sec. 2. Section twelve of said Act is hereby amended by striking 
out the word " fifteen " in the third line thereof and by adding at the 
end thereof the following words : 

"' In case no examiner of titles has been appointed for a judicial dis- 
trict, or in other cases where such action is deemed advisable, the Sec- 
retary of Finance and Justice may issue an order that the register of 
deeds or the provincial fiscal of any province shall perform the duties 
of examiner of titles within his province, either permanently or until 
a regular examiner of titles shall be appointed for the judicial district 
within which the province lies; such order mav be revoked at any 
time by the Secretarv of Finance and Justice. In case such order is 
issued, the register oi deeds or the provincial fiscal, as the case may be, 
shall be entitled, in addition to his regular salary as register of deeds 
or as fiscal, to receive from the clerk of the court one-half the fee of 
five dollars provided by law for an examination of title, and the 
remainder of the fee and the percentage on the value of the land shall 
be paid into the Insular Treasury, notwithstanding the provisions of 
section thirteen of this Act or any other provisions of existing law." 

Sec. 3. The first sentence of section thirteen of said Act is hereby 
amended to read as follows: 

" The salary of the judge of the Court of Land Registration shall be 
five thousand dollars per anniun, and that of the associate judge shall 
be four thousand dollars per annum until the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and five, and thereafter four thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum, and that of the clerk of the court shall be two 
thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the salary of any associate 
judge hereafter appointed under this Act shall be four thousand dol- 
lars per annum for the first two years of service as associate judge, 
and thereafter four thousand five hundred dollars." 

Sec. 4. Section fourteen of said Act is hereby repealed and a new 
section fourteen is hereby inserted, to read as follows : 

" Sec. 14. Every order, decision, and decree of the Court of Land 
Registration may be reviewed by the Supreme Court in the same 
manner as an order, decision, decree, or judgment of a Court of First 
Instance might be reviewed, and for that purpose sections one hun- 
dred and forty-one, one hundred and forty-two, one hundred and 
forty-three, four hundred and ninety-six, four hundred and ninety- 
seven (except that portion thereof relating to assessors), four hun- 
dred and ninety-nine, five hundred, five hundred and one, five hundred 
and two, five hundred and three, five hundred and four, five hundred 
and five, five hundred and six, five hundred and seven, five hun- 
dred and eight, five hundred and nine, five hundred and eleven, five 
hundred and twelve, five hundred and tliirteen, five hundred and 



208 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

fourteen, five hundred and fifteen, five hundred and sixteen, and five 
hundred and seventeen of Act Numbered One hundred and nini»tv, 
entitled 'An Act providing a Code of Procedure in Civil Actions and 
Special Proceedings in the Philippine Islands,' are made applicable 
to all proceedings of the Court of Land Registration and to a review 
thereof by the Supreme Court, except as otherwise provided in this 
section : Provided^ however^ That no certificates of title shall be issued 
by the Court of Land Regfistration until after the expiration of the 
period for perfecting a bill of exceptions for filing: And pi'ovided 
further, That the Court of Land Registration may grant a new trial 
in any case that has not passed to the Supreme Court, in the manner 
and under the circumstances i)rovided in sections one hundred and 
forty-five, one hundred and forty-six, and one hundred and forty- 
seven of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety: And provided also. 
That the certificates of judgment to be issued by the Supreme Court, 
in cases passing to it from the Court of Land Registration, shall be 
c-ertified to the clerk of the last-named court as well as the copies of 
the opinion of the Supreme Court: And provided also. That in the 
bill of exceptions to Tbe printed no testimony or exhibits shall be 
printed except such limited portions thereof as are necessary to enable 
the Supreme Court to understand the points of law reserved. The 
original testimony and exhibits sliall be transmitted to the Supreme 
Court. 

"(a) AVhere the associate judges, or the judge and an associate 
judge, sitting together in any proceeding m the Court of Land 
Registration, shall disagree as to any decision, they shall certify the 
fact of their disagreement and the record to the Supreme Court of 
the Islands, which shall thereupon proceed to examine the case and 
issue a mandate to the Court of Land Registration as to the judgment 
that should be rendered." 

Sec. 5. Section seventeen of said Act is hereby amended by insert- 
ing in the fourth line, after the words '' in the Courts of First 
Instance " and Iwfore the words '' and, ui^on the reiiuest of the judge 
of the Court of Land Kegistnition,'' the tollowing words: " including 
a writ of possession directing tlie governor or sheriff of any province 
or of the city of Manila to i)lace the applicant in ])ossessi()n of the 
property covered bv a decree of the court in his favor"; and by 
adding at the end oi said section the following words: '' The governor 
or sheriff of the province who shall, in person or by his de])uty, attend 
the sittings of the court in any province outside the city of Manila, 
in accordance with the provisions of this section, shall be allowed 
three dollars per day, in money of the Unitinl States, for each day the 
court is in s(*ssion in his province for attendance by himself and 
necessary deputies. This allowance shall be in addition to the fees 
for service of procc^^s, and shall be paid from the provincial treasury." 

Sec. 6. Section nineteen of said Act is hereby amended by adding at 
the end of the fourth paragraph thereof the following: 

" The Government of the United States, or of the Philippine 
Islands, or of any province or municipality therein, may make appli- 
cation through anv agencv bv it respect ivelv an<l dnlv authorized. 
Foreign corporations may apply for and secure ivgistration of title to 
lands in the name of the corporation, subject only to the limitations 
applied or to be aj^plied to domestic corporations. Artittle eighteen 



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of tlio royal dccroe of February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and 
uini^ty-four, concerning the adjustment and sale of public lands in 
the Philippine Islandsii and article seventy-seven of the regulations 
for the execution of the same, together with any other provision or 
provisions of existing law limiting or prohibiting the holding of land 
in the Philippine Islands by aliens or by foreign associations, com- 
panies, or commercial bodies, are hereby repealed." 

Section nineteen of eaid Act is further amended by adding after 
subsection {d) the following paragraph : 

" (e) Instruments known as pacto de retro, made under sections 
fifteen hundred and seven and fifteen hundred and twenty of the 
Spanish Civil Code in force in these Islands, may be registered under 
this Act, and application for registration thereof may be made by the 
owner who executed the pacto de retro sale under the same conditions 
and in the same manner as mortgagors are authorized to make appli- 
cation for registration." 

Sec. 7. Section twenty-four of said Act is hereby amended by 
changing the first sentence thereof to read as follows : 

" Sec. 24. The application may include two or more contiguous 
parcels of land, or two or more parcels constituting one holding under 
one and the same title, if within the same province or city, and like- 
wise two or more parcels constituting one holding and within the 
same province or city, though not under one and tne same title, nor 
contiguous, in cases where neither of the several parcels of land 
included in the one application exceeds one hundred dollars in value." 

Sec. 8. Section thirty-six of said Act is hereby amended by adding 
at the end thereof the loUowing words : 

" The surveying required by the provisions of this section, or by 
any rules and directions of the Court of Land Registration, and the 
drafting of any plans required, may be done by any private surveyor 
of sufficient qualifications, to be approved by the judges of the Court 
of Land Registration, or by a surveyor or surveyors to be detailed for 
that purpose from the clerical force authorized by law for the Court 
parcels of land, or two or more parcels constituting on holding under 
of Land Registration, whose duty it is hereby made to provide in its 
clerical force a sufficient number of competent surveyors for the pur- 
pose of carrying out the provisions of this section. The judges of the 
Court of Land Registration shall fix in each case the fee to be charged 
for the expense of a survey and nece.ssary drafting, which shall be 
paid by the aj^plicant, or apportioned among the parties, as justice 
may require. The fees so charged shall be j^aid into the Insular 
Treasury, except in cases where a private surveyor, to be approved by 
the judges, is employed." 

Sec. 9. Section one hundred and fourt(^en of said Act is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following: 

" The fee thus collected shall be apportioned as follows : After 
payment by the clerk of cost of publication where the property is 
situated in the city of Manila, and of sheriff's fees where situated out- 
side of the city of Manila, and also the examiner's fee where the 
examination has been made by a fiscal or register under section one 
of this Act, the remainder shall be deposited by the clerk of the court, 
one-half to the credit of the Insular Government and one-half to the 
credit of the city of Manila or of the province where the land lies, as 



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210 LAWS OF UNITED ftTATEfl PHILIPPINE 00MMI8BI0N. 

the case may be, the amount in the latter case to be remitted to the 
treasurer of the particuhir province interested. The clerk in each 
such instance sliaJl furnish a certificate to the register of deeds and 
sheriff of the city of Manila, or to the register of deeds of a province, 
as the case may be, settin*; forth the special character of the appli- 
cant, which certificate shall be authority for a waiver of his usual tees 
by the sheriff of the city of Manila and for the free entry of the 
original certificate?, of title and the issuance of one duplicate thereof 
by the registers of deeds." 

Sec. 10. The i)ul)lic good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, ninteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 5, 1904. 

[No. 1109.] 

AN ACT Appropriating an additional sum of two hundred thousand dollars. In 
money of tlie United States, for the purpose of continuing and completing the 
preparation of the exhil)it of the Pliilippine Islands at the Louisiana Purchase 
Exi)Osition and the carrying; on in general of the work of the Philippine exhibit, 
and also authorizing the Exposition Board to grant concessions, and amend? 
ing Act Numbered Five hundred and fourteen, as amended, so as to authorize 
the chairman of the KxiK)8ltion Board, with the approval of the Secretary of 
War, to appoint and fix the salaries or wages of employees of said board in 
the United States. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ mat: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insuhir Treasury not otherAvise a])propriated, the additional sum of 
two hundred thousand doHars, in money of the United States, to be 
expended by order of the Exposition Board in the preparation and 
maintenance of the Philippine exhibit at the I^uisiana Purchase 
Exposition at Saint I^ouis, for the purposes and under the restrictions 
set forth in Act Numbered Five hundred and fourteen, as amended 
by Act Numbered Seven hundred and sixty-five, and for the purpose 
of continuing and completing the pri'paration of the exhibit or the 
Philippine Islands at said exposition, and for meeting the expenses 
provided in Act Numbered SevAi hundred and sixty-five, for com- 
pleting the necessary buildings for the exhibits, for laying out the 
grounds included in the tract of land assigned to the Philippine 
exhibit, and for the general purposes of carrying on the exhibit, 
including the care and custody of the exhibits, and the general 
expenses authorized to be incurred by virtue of Act Numbered Five 
hundred and fourteen, as amended. The sum hei'eby appropriated 
shall be expended \yy order of the Exposition Board and in accord- 
ance with exist inc: h^^v. 

Sec. 2. The Exposition Board is hereby authorized to grant conces- 
sions for the sale of articles ))roduced in the Philippine Islands or 
elsewhere, and to establish regulations for the conduct of such conces- 
sions. This authority shall be retroactive so as to authorize such 
concessions as have been granted heretofore by the Board* 



LAW8 OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 211 

Sec. 3. Section two of Act Numbered Five hundred and fourteen, 
entitled "An Act creating a commission to secure, organize, and make 
jin exhibit of Philippine products, manufactures, art, ethnology, and 
education at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition to be held at Saint 
Ix)uis, in the United States, in nineteen hundred and four," as 
amended, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence of the 
second paragraph of said section, which reads as follows: " When a 
quorum of the Board is in the United States no positions shall be 
created and no persons appointed to the same, except by the unani- 
mous vote of the three members of the Board," and inserting in lieu 
thereof the following: "In the absence from the Philippine Islands 
of a majority or quorum of the members of the Board, the Secretary 
of the Interior of the Philippine Islands shall direct the appointment 
and fix the salaries or wages of such employees in the Philippine 
Islands as provided by Act Numbered One thousand and fifty-five, 
and the chairman of the Board, with the approval of the Secretary oi 
War, shall appoint and fix the salaries or wages of such employees in 
the United States." This authority shall be retroactive so far as to 
authorize any such appointments made since January first, nineteen 
hundred and four. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 7, 1904. 

[No. 1110.] 

AN ACT Appropriating fifteen thousand dollars, in money of the United States, 
for general purposes, to be disbursed by the Disbursing Agent of the Govern- 
ment of the PhiHpplne Islands at Washington, District of Columbia. 

By autharity of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Treasury of the Philippine Islands not otherwise appropriated, the 
sum of fifteen thousand dollars, in money of the United States, to be 
transferred to the Disbursing Agent of the Government of the Philip- 
pine Islands at Washington, District of Columbia, and to be by him 
disbursed for the general purposes of the Insular Govermnent. 
Funds disbursed in pusrsuance of this Act shall be charged by the 
Auditor for the Philippine Islands to the appropriations oi the 
proper Bureaus, and the fund available for the Disbursing Agent at 
Washington shall be credited with the sums so charged to the several 
Bureaus, so that the fund shall be a reimbursable and permanent one. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 8, 1904. 



212 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

[No. nil.] 

AN ACT Granting a franchise to Charles W. Carson to constrnct, maintain, and 
0|)erate by animal power a tramway within the limits of the municipality of 
Daet, in the Province of Ambos Camarines, from the wharfs of the barrio of 
Mercedes, in said municipality, to the town proper or poblacl6n of Daet, and 
through the said town of Daet to a point on the public highway one mile dis- 
tant from the municipal building of said municipality of Daet in the dlrectiOD 
of the town of Talisay. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Charles W. Carson, a citizen of the United States, ui>on 
the terms and conditions hereinafter set out, is hereby authorized to 
construct and, for a period of thirty-five years after the passage of 
this Act, to maintain and operate by animal power a tramway over 
the public highway from tne shore line at tne port of Mercedes, a 
barrio of the municipality of Daet, in the Province of Ambos Cama- 
rines, to the town proper or poblacion of Daet, and through said town 
proper or poblacion of Daet to a j)oint on said public highway one 
mile distant from the municipal building of Daet in the direction of 
the town proper or poblacion of Talisay, and to construct and main- 
tain such switches, sidetracks, loops, turn-outs, and passing places as 
may be necessary for the convenient operation of the tramway. 

Sec. 2. The tramway shall be a single line and with necessary 
switches, sidetracks, loops, turn-outs, and passing places shall be con- 
structed along one side of the public road or highway mentioned in 
section one so as to leave at least twenty feet of the width of the public 
road for its entire length free and clear of the tracks, roadbeds, 
switches, sidetracks, loops, turn-outs and passing places of said tram- 
way. Within the town proper or poblacion of Daet and within the 
barrio proper or poblacion of Mercedes, said tramway, with its 
switches, sidetracks, loops, turn-outs, and passing places, shall be so 
constructed and located that it shall not unreasonably interfere with 
trafBc over the entire width of the streets or street crossings of said 
town proper or poblacion of Daet or of said barrio proper or pobla- 
cion of Mercedes. In case of dispute between the authorities of the 
municipality of Daet and the grantee as to the location of the track 
in the town proper or poblacion of Daet or in the barrio proi)er or 
poblacion of Mercedes, or as to whether such track when constructed 
will unreasonably interfere with traffic, the matter shall be referred 
to the supervisor of the province for decision, and the decision of such 
supervisor shall be final. 

Sec. 3. The tramway shall be of three feet gauge, but this gauge 
may be increased or diminished by permission of the Consulting 
Engiiieor to the Commission previously obtained. 

Sec. 4. The grantee shall begin the construction of the tramway 
within six months after the acceptance in writing of this franchise 
and shall fully conipjlete the same and put it in operation for the pub- 
lic convenience for its entire length within twelve months from the 
date of said acceptance, and for failure to begin the work of construc- 
tion or to complete the tramway and put the same in operation for 
Eublic convenience within the time and as prescril>ed, the franchise 
ereby granted shall be forfeited and the <rraiit(H? shall be subject to 
the liabilities hereinafter prescribed for such failure. 



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Sec. 5. The materials employed in the construction of the tramway 
shall he all of good class and quality and suitable for the purpose for 
which tiey are used or to which they are applied. 

Sec. o. The grantee shall construct and maintain and keep in good 
repair such drains, culverts, or waterways as the tramway or its 
operation or maintenance may render necessary for the proper drain- 
age of the road, highway, or street over which it passes, and the con- 
struction and maintenance of said drains, culverts, and waterways 
shall be under the direction and supervision of the Consulting Engi- 
neer to the Commisvsion, or his authorized subordinate, to the extent 
necessary for the protection of the public interests. 

Sec. 7. All culverts, bridges, and drains constructed by the grantee 
crossing the road, highway, or street shall be constructed and main- 
tained by the grantee for the full width of the road, highway, or 
street and in such a manner as not to interfere with the traffic over 
the road, highway, or street or to prevent convenient use thereof by 
the public. 

Sec. 8. The grantee shall be under a continuing obligation to keep 
in good repair the roadbed of said tramway and the surface of the 
road, highway, or street between the rails and between the tracks of 
the tramwav and for eighteen inches on each side of said tracks for 
the entire length of the tramway, and within the town proper or 
poblacion or municipality of Daet and within the barrio proper or 
poblacion of any barrio of said municipality through whicn said 
tramway passes, the space between the rails and tracks of the tram- 
way and for eighteen inches on each side of said tracks to be filled 
flush to the top of the rails by the grantee with the same material as 
that used in the construction of the road, highway, or street and as 
may be prescribed by ordinance of the municipality of Daet: Pro- 
vided^ hoivever^ That in case of dispute between the municipality and 
the grantee, the work shall be done with the material and in the 
manner prescribed by the Consulting Engineer to the Commission: 
And provided further. That if the municipality shall order a change 
in the kind of material after the same has once been laid by the 
grantee, the material necessary to make the change shall be furnished 
b}^ the municipality and the work of laying such material and putting 
the same in place shall be borne by the grantee at his own proper cost 
and expense. 

Sec. 9. Before commencing the work on the tramway and within 
thirty days after the passage of this Act the grantee shall file in dupli- 
cate with the Consulting Engineer to the Commission a map or plan 
showing the location, direction, and general course of said tramway, 
the estimated distance between changes of course, accompanied by an 
explanatory statement as to the route of the tramway and its relation 
to the road, highway, or streets over which it passCvS. Shotild the 
Consulting Engineer refuse to approve said map or plan, the grantee 
shall make such changes therein as may be prescribed by the (>)nsult- 
ing Engineer to the Commission. One copy of the map or plan, when 
finally approved, shall be filed by the Consulting Engineer in his 
office and one copv shall be returned by him with his approval to the 

frantee. The failure or refusal of the grantee to file the map required 
y this section within the time prescribed or to change within a rea- 
sonable time the said map or plan when so directed by the said Con- 



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suiting Engineer to the Commission shall render null and void the 
franchise granted by this Act. 

Sec. 10. Within thirty days after the map or plan of the tram- 
way furnished by the grantee is returned to him by the Consulting 
Engineer finally approved, the grantee shall file with the Secretary 
of Commerce and Police his accej)tance in writing of the franchise 
granted by this Act and at the same time shall deposit in the pro- 
vincial treasury of Ambos Camarines the sum of one thousand pesos, 
Philippine ctirrency, or negotiable bonds of the United States or 
other securities of equal value approved by the Civil Governor. 
Said deposit of one thousand pe>«3s, Philippine currency, shall be 
made as an earnest of good faith of the accei)tance and as a 
gtiaranty that within six months from the dat« of siiid acceptance 
tiie sum of nine thousand pesos, Philippine currency, or negotiable 
bonds of the United States or other stH*urities of er^ual value approved 
by the Civil Governor shall be deposited with the provincial treas- 
urer of said province. The whole deposit of ten thousand pesos, 
Philippine currency, thus made, shall be retained in the provincial 
treasury as security for the completion of the work and operation 
of the tramway for its entire length Avithin twelve months xrom the 
date of acceptance. In case said dei)osit of nine thousand pesos, 
Philippine currency, is not made as herein set out or the grantee 
fails to commence the work within six months after the acceptance 
of the franchise, the deposit of one thousand pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, made on the acceptance of the franchise, shall be forfeited to 
the municipalitv of Daet. In case the tramway shall not be com- 
pleted and put in operation for the public convenience within twelve 
months from the date of acceptance, the whole deposit shall be for- 
feited as liquidated damages for breach of the contract created by 
the acceptance of the franchise, and such deposit shall be divided 
equally oetween said municipality of Daet and the Province of 
Anibos Camarines: Provided^ however^ That any moneys deposited 
with the ])rovincial treasurer may, with the ai)proval of the Civil 
Governor, l)e paid by the provincial treasurer to the grantee monthly 
or quarterly m the proportion which the work done bears to the 
whole work to be done, such proportion to be certified bv the 
Constilting Engineer to the Conmiission or his duly authorized sub- 
ordinate. If the deposits required by this section to be made by the 
grantee, or either of them, is in interest-bearing Ijonds or other 
interest-bearing securities, the interest shall be collected by the pro- 
vincial ti'easurer of Ambos Camarines and shall be turned over to 
the grantee as it is collected, unless the grantee shall fail to ))erform 
the oT)ligations reijuired of him by this franchise, in which case the 
accruing interest shall be withheld by the said provincial tivasurer 
and shall constitute a part of the de])osit to Iw divided equally be- 
tween the Province of AmlK)s Camarines and the nuinicipality of 
Daet as liquidated damages resulting from the default of the grantee. 

Skc. 11. This franchise is granted with the understanding and on 
the a>nditi()n-that it shall Ik? snl)j(»ct to amendment, modification, alter- 
ation, or rep<*al by the Congress of the United States and that all 
lands or riglits of tise or occupation of lands sectired by any corpora- 
tion by virtue of this franchise*, and all lands or rights of use or occu- 
pation of lands granted by this franchisi* on the i)ublic domain or 
public lands shall revert upon the termiiuition of this franchise and 



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concession, or upon the revocation, repeal, forfeiture, or lapse thereof, 
to the insular, provincial, or municipal government which owned said 
lanTls or enjoyed said rights at the time of the grant of said franchise 
or concession. 

The grantee of this franchise, his successors, and assigns are for- 
bidden to issue stock or bonds under this franchise except m exchange 
for actual cash or for property at a fair valuation equal to the par 
value of the stock or bonds so issued. Neither shall the grantee, nis 
successors, or assigns declare any stock or bond dividend. It shall be 
unlawful for the grantee, his successors, or assigns to use or employ or 
contract for the labor or persons claimed or alleged to be hela in in- 
voluntary servitude, and any person, company, or corporation exercis- 
ing the rights and privileges conferred by this franchise who shall 
use, empjloy, or contract for the labor of persons claimed or alleged to 
be held in involuntary servitude shall not only forfeit all such rights 
and privileges and the franchise hereby granted, but shall also be 
deemed guilty of an offense and shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than ten thousand dollars. United States currency. 

Sec. 12. The rates to be charged by the grantee, his lessees, suc- 
cessors, or assigns for the transportation of passengers or freight or 
for other service shall always be subject to regulation by Act of the 
Commission or other legislative authority of the Islands. 

Sec. 13. The grantee, his lessees, successors, or assigns shall pay into 
the treasury of the Province of Ambos Camarines, in consideration of 
the granting of this franchise, one and one-half per centum of the 
gross income earned by the tramway or resulting from its operation. 
One per centum of the gross income so paid into the provincial treas- 
ury shall be paid by the provincial treasurer to the municipality of 
Daet for municipal purposes, and the remaining one-half per centum 
of said gross income and earnings shall be retained in the provincial 
treasury for provincial purposes. The percentage of gross income and 
gross earnings of said tramway required by this section to be paid into 
the treasury of Aml)os Camarines by the grantee, his lessees, suc- 
cessors, or assigns shall be due and payable quarterly after said tram- 
way shall have been put in operation for the whole or any part of its 
lenffth. 

I^c. 14. The grantee may refuse to transport any package or parcel 
suspected to contain goods of a dangerous nature or whose transport 
shall be prohibited by the Government. 

Sec. 15. The grantee shall enjoy the following powers, privileges, 
and exemptions : 

(a) To occupy any part of the pubic domain, not occupied for 
other public purposes, which may be necessary for the purposes of 
the enjoyment of this franchise and may be approved by tne Consult- 
ing Engineer. The land to be taken under tnis power shall be ac- 
Suired by the grantee in the following manner: The grantee shall 
le a petition describing the land which he desires to acquire from 
the piiblic domain, showing that the same belongs to the public do- 
main, is not in use for an}' other public purpose, and is property nec- 
essary for the enjoyment of the franchise to construct and maintain 
the railroad herein described, and praying that the same may be con- 
veyed to him for uses and purposes of tne enjoyment of said fran- 
chise. The petition shall be accompanied by a plat and survey of 
the land described in the petition. The Consulting Engineer, after 

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an examination of the petition and the plat and the taking of evi- 
dence, if necessary, shall approve the same, if he finds the land peti- 
tionc^l for to be n(»cessai\v and proper for the enjoyment of the nran- 
ohisc herein granted. The Consulting Engineer shall then forward 
the petition, with his approval, to the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands, who shall, upon due invt»stigation, determine whether the land 
sought is public land and is not in use for any other public purpose, 
and shall certify the same to the Civil Governor, who, being satisfied 
of the propriety and legality of gi*anting the petition, shall grant to 
the owner of the franchise permission lo use said land for uie pur- 
])oses of tlie tramway. The permission to use said land shall be in 
writing and shall contain a clause providing for a reversion of the 
land to the Insular (iovornment whenever it shall have ceased to be 
used for the pur])oses of the franchise. 

(6) No real or personal property of said tramway actually used 
and necessary for tramway j)urposes, shall Ik> taxed bv any pi*ovinoe 
or municipality for five years from the gi'anting of this franchise. 

(c) In the case of refusal or failure to pay the lawful charges, 
costs, and expenses of the transi)ortation and conduction of freight 
over th<^ whole length or any i)art of the line, the grantee shall have 
the right to detain said freight until such time as the amount law- 
fully (lue shall be paid. The amount lawfully due shall include all 
proi)er char^e.s for storage of goods left in the care of the gi*autee for 
over forty-eight hours after reaching their destination. 

(d) To make application lx»fore the justice of the peace of the 
municipalitv <>f Daet for the sale at public auction of all articles of 
freight or luggage transported l)v the gi'antee which may have re- 
mained in the hands of the grantee for t^vo months or over uncalled 
for by the owner or consignee. In the before-mentioned cases, or 
when the owner or consignee can not be found or is unknown or shall 
refuse to rec(»ive the goods transpoite<l or pay the lawfid costs, 
charges, and expenses of transportation, a])i)]ication may be made by 
th(» grantee, his lessees, successors, or assigns to the justice of the 
peace of the municipality of Daet for an onler to sell at public auc- 
tion, upon two days' notice, tln)se goods which are of a perishable 
nature, and upon thirty days' notic(\ goods not likely to suffer dete- 
rioration or loss during the period of notice if given ordinary care. 
Notices of sale re(iuired by this s(»ction shall hv given by posting at 
the i)Iace where the goods are stored or held and at the door oi the 
municii)al building a written announcement of the date, hour, and 
j)lace of sale, a descrii)tion of the goods to be sold, and the charges. 
costs, and expenses for which the goods are held. The proceeds of 
sale shall go iirM to d(*fray the cost and expense's of said sale, and 
then to the account of fnMght and charges of the grantee on said 
poods, and the balance, if there Ix', any, shall be deposited with said 
justice of the peace at tlu* disposition of the j)erson who may have 
right to same. The grantee shall have the right to refuse to trans- 
j)ort goods of a perishable nature unless the freight charges are pre-' 
j)aid or guaranteed. 

{e) To sell, lease, give, grant, convey, or assign this franchise and 
all property and rights acquired thereunder to any person, company, 
or corijoration com])etent to conduct the business of the said tramway, 
but no title to this franchis<i or to the property or rights acquired 
thereunder, shall pass by sale, lease, gift, grant, conveyance, transfer, 



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or assiuiinicut to the vendee, donee, transferee, le.ssee, or assignees, 
or be enjoyed by him until he shall have filed in the office of the Sec- 
retary of Commerce and Police an agreement in writing agreeing to 
comply with all the terms and conditions imposed on the grantee by 
the franchise and accepting the said franchise subject to all its 
existing terms and conditions. 

Sec. 16. The grantee, his lessees, successors, and assigns shall agree 
to carry the mails upon such terms and conditions and at such rates 
as may be agreed upon between the Director of Posts and the grantee. 
In case the Director of Posts and the grantee can not agree on terms, 
conditions, or as to rates of transportation of the mails, the Chief 
Executive of the Islands, after giving the grantee opportunity to l^ 
heard, shall fix the rates of transportation and the terms and condi- 
tions under w^hich the mails sliali be carried by the said tramway. 
If the Government of the Islands should require, in addition to the 
ordinary mail service, the transport of mail on urgent orders, at other 
hours or at a higher speed than may be prescribed by the ordinary 
tram-train schedule, or should the Government require the transport 
of tnK)ps, ammunition, bullion, freight, or war supplies, the grantee 
shall provide day or night special conveyance for same and be 
allowed such extra compensation therefor as may be reasonable. 

Sec. 17. The tramway for which a franchise is conceded by this 
Act may be crossed by lines of railroad, other tramways, or by roads 
or highways on such terms and conditicms and under such rules and 
regulations as may be prescribed by the Government of the Philip- 
pine Islands. 

Sec. 18. The legal domicile of the owner of this franchise shall be 
in Daet, where there shall also be a duly authorized representative of 
said owner with full power to perform the duties enjoined and main- 
tain the rights conferred by the franchise. 

Sec. 19. The granting oif this charter shall be subject in all respects 
to the limitations upon corporations and the granting of franchises 
contained in the Act of Congi*ess ap])roved July first, nineteen hun- 
dred and two, entitled "An Act temporarily to provide for the admin- 
istration of afl'airs of civil governmejit in the Philippine Islands, and 
for other purposes.'' 

Sec. 20. The books of the grantee, his lessees, successors, o rassigns 
maintaining or oi)erating said tramway shall always be open to the 
inspection of the Insular Auditor, the provincial treasurer, or of a 
deputy desigiuited by either for the purpose, and once said tramw^ay 
is put in o])tTation for the whole or any part of its length it shall be 
the duty of the grantee of the franchise, his lessees, succ>essors, or 
assigns operating under the same to submit to the provincial treas- 
urer quarterly reports in duplicate showing the ^oss earnings, gross 
income, and all expenses and expenditures of said tramway, as wvW 
as such other data as may be required by the Insular Auditor or pro- 
vincial treasun^r for a complete understanding of the general condi- 
tion of the business of said tramwav. One of the duplicate reports 
required by this section to be furnished to the provincial treasurer 
shall be retained by him and the other forwarded by him to the 
Insular Auditor, who shall keep the same on file. 

Sec. 21. At anv time after five years from the granting and during 
the life of this franchise*, the GoVernment of the Phili|ipine Islands 
may, by legislative enactment, upon such terms and conditions as to 



218 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

it may seem proper, require the graiitcK*., his les.sees, successors, or 
assigns to opi^rate said tramway by electric or other power instead 
of by animal power. Should said grantee, his lessees, successors, or 
assigns decline, fail, or refuse to oj^erate said tramway by the power 
required by the Government and m the manner and as directed by 
said Government, then the franchise granted by this Act shall lie 
forfeited and all rights, privileges, and concessions gi'anted by it 
shall end and terminate. 

Sec. 22. Once said tramway has been put into operation for it« 
entire length, the grantee, his lessees, successors, or assigns shall fur- 
nish such rolling stock and run such trains and make such number of 
trips over the entire length of said line as the public service and the 
demands of traffic may reasonably recjuire. The failui'e by the 
grantee, his lessees, successors, or assigns to operate said tramway 
for its entire length, unless prevented by the act of God, the public 
enemy, or force majeure, shall constitute an abandoimient of the fran- 
chise hereby granted, and the municipality of Daet, with the approval 
of the Civil Governor, may either declare said franchise forfeited or 
require the grantee, his lessees, successors, or assigns to remove the 
lines or tracks of said tramway for the whole or any part of the 
length of said tramway, or may itself cause such lines or tracks of 
said tramway to be removed at the expense of the grantee, his lessees, 
successors, or assigns. 

Sf.c. 23. Upon such terms and conditions as may be aOTeed upon, 
and at any tune during the existcmce of this franchise, the grantee, 
his successors, and assigns may construct, maintain, and operate 
su(»h additional side tracks, double tracks, loops, switches, and pass- 
ing places as may be deemed useful for the convenient and advan- 
tageous operation of the said tramway, the c()ns(»nt of the council 
of the municipality of Daet having been first obtained: Provided, 
hov^cver^ That the construction of such additions to the original 
tramway shall not 1x3 entered upon until the jrrantee shall have filed 
with the Consulting Engineer to the Commission, in duplicate, a map 
or plan of such proposed addition, accompanied by an explanatory 
statement, and shall have had returniMl to him a copy of said map 
with the approval of said Consulting Engineer. All such additions, 
when completed, shall become a part of the said tramway, and shall 
be held, maintained, and operated upon the same conditions as those 
which control the rest of said tramway. 

Sec. 24. The council of the nnmicipality of Daet, after hearing 
the grantee, shall have the power, with the approval of the Civfl 
(iov(»rnor, to declare the forfeiture of this franchise and concession 
for failure to comply with any of tlie terms and conditions required 
of him to be jx'rfoiined by the franchise, unless such failure shall 
have been (linM'tly and primarily caused by the act of God, the 
public enemy, or force majeure. 

Sec. 25. Against such declaration of forfeiture of the franchise 
the grantee, his lessin^s, succi»ssors, or assigns may apply to any court 
of competent jurisdiction for such n»lief as to him may seem proper, 
but if no such applicaticm is made within a period of two months 
after the forfeiture has l)een declared by such municipality and ap- 
proved by the Civil (jovernor, the right to api>ly to the courts for 
relief shall be considered waived and the forfeiture shall become 



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final. The forfeiture of tlie cojicessiou implies the loss of the de- 
posit. 

Sec. 26. When the forfeiture of the francliise sliall have be<!0Hie 
final, either by failure to apply to the proper court within the time 
prescribed or by final decision of the courts confirming the forfei- 
ture, the municipality of Daet shall take possession of the tramway 
and all property necessary for its proper o])eration and management 
and shall sell the same at public auction for cash to the highest bid- 
<ler therefor, after giving notice of such sale bv posting an announce- 
ment thereof in Spanish and P^nglish for sixty days prior to the 
sale at the door of the municipal building and at the principal office 
of the tramway, and by publishing a notice of such sale tor sixty 
days prior to the sale in at least one paper published in English and 
one published in Spanish in the city of Manila. The notice shall 
set lorth the fact of the forfeiture of the franchise, a general de- 
scription of the property to be sold, and the date, hour, and place of 
sale. The proceeds of the sale shall be paid to the grantee, his suc- 
cessors, or assigns, less the costs and expenses of sale. 

Sec. 27. This Act shall be subject to all the requirements and 
limitations of Act Numbered Ninety -eight, and the amelidments 
thereto heretofore or hereafter made, ana a failure to comply with 
the provisions of said Act Numbered Ninety-eight shall be punish- 
able as provided for the violation of said Act Numbered Ninety- 
eight. 

Sec. 28. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the paasage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 29. This Act shall take elTect on its passjige. 

Enacted, April 8, 1004. 



[No. 1112.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the nssiffiuiient, sale, and trjinsfer to the Manllii Electric 
Railroad and Light Coinpniiy of all the assets of tlie Conipsiiifa de los Tran- 
vlas de Flliplnas, providing: for the surrender hy the Manila Electric Railroad 
and Light Company of the franchises, and nniondnicnts thereto, of the said 
Gompafita de los Tranvlas de Filipinas, and for certain amendments to ordi- 
nance Numl)ored Forty-four of the municipal l)oard of Manila, enacted in 
pursuance of Act Numbered Four hundre<l and eighty-four of the Philippine 
Ck)mmission, and for the opening of certain new streets by the municipal 
board of Manila, and for a franchise to the Manila Electric Railroad and 
Light CJompany to construct, maintain, and operate an electric street railway 
and an electric light, heat, and power system from the limits of the city of 
Manila to Malalton. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. The Compania de los Tranvias de Filipinas is hereby 
authorized to sell, assign, and transfer its entire properties and assists, 
including all its right, title, and interest in and to the franchises, and 
all amendments thereto, first, to operate certain street railway lines 
in the city of Manila (which franchises were grunted to Sefior Don 
Jacobo Zobel de Zangi*oniz and Senor Don Lucio Maria Bremon on 



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Ai)ril (weiity-second, oi^ii^htccn hiiiidrod and eighty-one, by the Gen- 
eral (Ttoveninient of the Philippine Archijx^la^o) ; second, to operate 
a steam (raetion road from the Bridge of Pretil, in Tondo, Manila, to 
the pi-incipal s<jiiare in Mahd)on (which franchise was granted to 
Senor Don Jacobo Zobel de Zangroniz on October twenty-second, 
eighteen hundred and eiglitj^-four, by the General Government of the 
Philippine Archipelago), to the Manila Electric Railroad and Light 
Company, a corporation organized and existing under and by virtue 
of the laws of the State of New Jersey, the name of which corporation 
was originally the Manila Kailway and Light Company, but whidi 
name was, thereafter, on the sixth day of July, nineteen hundred and 
three, by due process of law% changed to, and now is, the Manila Elec- 
tric Kailroad and Light Company, and which corporation, under the 
name of Manila Railway and Light Company, acquired from Charles 
M. Swift, on the twentv-seventh clay of March, nineteen hundred and 
three, the franchisee heretofore granted to said Charles M. Swift by 
Ordinance Numbered Forty-four of the city of Manila, enacted in 
pursuance of Act Numbered Four hundred and eighty-four of the 
Philippine Commission; and said sale, assignment, and transfer of 
said properties, assets, and franchises of said Compaiiia de los Tran- 
vias de Filipinas to said Manila Electric Railroad and Light Com- 
pany is herel)v consented to, allowed, and sanctioned: Provided^ how- 
erer^ That the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company shall, 
uiK>n purchase of the properties and assets of the Compaiiia de los 
Tranvias de Filipinas, thereafter hold, occupy, and operate the lines 
of street, railways specified in section two hereof, solely under its 
charter granted by Act Numbered Four hundred and "eighty-four 
and Ordinance Numl)en»d Forty-four of the Municipal Board as 
amended by this Act and the ordinance of said council to be passed 
as herein directed. 

Sec. 2. The ilunicipal Board of the city of Manila shall amend 
Ordinance Numl)ered Forty-four, enacted in pursuance of Act Num- 
bered Four hundred and eighty-four of the Philij)pine Commission, 
as follows: 

First. Paragraphs two, three, twelve, fifteen, seventeen, twenty- 
four, and tw(»nty-eight of Part One, and paragraphs two and nine of 
Part Two, of said ordinance shall be amended to read as follows: 

" Pak. 2. The stret»ts, thoroughfares, bridges, and public places 
upon which the grantw is authorized to make such excavations and 
constructions are as follows: 

'•(r/) Commencing at the southerly end of the Bridge of Spain^ to 
and along Calzada de Magellanes, across the Plaza de Martires 
(Pli 
thence 
the 

de Bagumbayan to Calle San Luis, thence along 
Cabanas, thence over the Bridge of San Antonio and to the Pasay 
race track : Proridcd^ That the grantee shall have the right to operate 
its cars upon Calle Real, Malate, except in cases of temporary emer- 

fency or necessity, in but one direction, without the consiMit of the 
.Iunici[)al Board, and shall not have the right to put in turn-outs 
along said street without like cons(Mit. 

"(6) Froni the easterly end of Calle Aduana to Calle PaIaciO| 
thence to Calle Fundicion. 




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"(<?) From the northerly end of the Bridge of Spain and its junc- 
tion with the Escolta, along the Bridge of Spain, to its southerly end. 
Thence from the southerly end of the Bridge of Spain to Paseo de 
Vidal, along said paseo to its junction with Calzada de Nozaleda, 
along said calzada to its junction with Calzada de San Marcelino. 

"(c?) From the junction of Calzada de Vidal and Calle Concepcion 
to Calzada de San Marcelino, along the latter calzada to its junction 
with Calzada de Nozaleda, thence to Calle Real (Paco), and along 
said street to the church of Santa Ana. 

"(e) From the southerly end of the Bridge of Spain to the Bridge 
of Santa Cruz, across the Bridge of Santa Cruz, through Plaza de 
Goiti, to Calle Echague, thence to Calle San Miguel, thence to Calle 
General Solano, thence to Calzada de Aviles,and, along Calzada de 
Santa Mesa, to Santa Mesa. 

"(/) From Plaza de Goiti to Plaza Santa Cruz, thence to Calle 
Enrile, thence to Calle Alcala, thence to Calle Almanza, thence to the 
Estero Cegado, thence to the line on Calzada de Bilibid. 

"(^) From the intersection of Calle Jolo and the easterly approach 
to the Bridge of Binondo, thence across the Bridge of Binondo to 
Calle San Fernando, thence to Calle Madrid, thence to Calle Acei- 
teros, thence to Callede Sagunto, thence to Paseo de Azcarraga, 
thence to Calle General Izquierdo, thence to Calle San Bernaldo, 
thence to Calle Paz, thence to Calle Bilibid, thence to Calle de Iris, 
to Plaza Santa Ana, thence along Calle Alix to the Rotonda de 
Sampaloc. 

"(A) From the intersection of Paseo de Azcaraga and Calle Ylaya, 
along the latter street, around Plaza Leon XIII, to and along Calle 
de Sande, to the Pretil Bridge. 

"(i) From the intersection of Calle de Bilibid and Calle Cervantes 
along said Calle Cervantes, to the San Lazaro race track. 

"(;') From the intersection of Calle Ylaya and Paseo de Azcarraga, 
along Calle Ylaya, to the junction of the line on Calle Jolo. 

"(A;) From the line at the intersection of Calle de Sagunto and 
Calle Aceiteros, along Calle de Sagunto, to Calle Clavel, along Calle 
Clavel, to the line of Calle Madrid. 

"(Z) Along Calle de Lemeri and Calle de Jolo, from the Bridge of 
Pretil (near Tondo station) to Plaza de Binondo, across Plaza de 
Binondo, and along Calle Rosario, and to and across Plaza de P. 
Moraga, to and along the Escolta, to and across Plaza de Goiti, to and 
along Calle de Carriedo, to and across Plaza de Miranda, to and along 
Calle de Crespo, to and along Calle de San Sebastian, to and across 
Plaza del Carmen, to and across Plaza de Santa Ana to a junction 
with line (g)^ namely, the intersection of Calzada de Iris and Plaza 
de Santa Ana, also along the main road from Manila to Malabon. 
beginning at Tondo station, near the Bridge of Pretil, to the limits or 
the city. 

"(m) From the intersection of Calle San Luis and Calle Real 
(Ermita), along Calle San Luis, to and along the proposed Calle E, 
as the same is platted on the map of the engineer of the city of 
Manila, which map has been approved by, and is now on file with, the 
Municipal Board of the city of Manila, to its intersection with Calle 
Padre Faura, thence along Calle Padre Faura to and along the pro- 
posed Calle D, as the same is platted on the map hereinbefore referred 
to, to and along a proposed street running from the cemetery at right 



222 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

angles to Calle Diaz Pucrtas, to Calle C, as the same is platted on the 
map hereinbefore referred to, along (^alle C to a street running east 
from the end of Calle Cabanas and at right aiigles thereto, thence, to 
and along said last-mentioned street, to Calle Cabanas." 

" Par. 3. The grantee shall have the right to lay double tracks upon 
each of the streets, thoroughfares, bridges, and public places men- 
tioned in the last preceding paragraph except the following, upon 
which (except with the express consent of the Municipal Board to the 
laying of double tracks) only single tracks sliall be hiid: 

"Calle Enrile, Calle Jolo, Calle Alnianza, Calle Carriedo, Calle 
Crespo, Calle Alcala, P^stero Cegado, where thos(i streets are less than 
twenty- four feet wide between curb lines; also Calle de Cabanas; also 
Calle Cabildo, Calle Santo Tomas, Calle Fundicion, Calle Palacio, 
Calle Aduana; these last five being the streets within the Walled 
City: Proridcd, That the grantee shall have the privilege, under the 
direction of the Municipal Board, of placing upon all of the foregoing 
streets the necessary turn-outs, switches, and sidings: And provided 
further^ That in all streets, thoroughfares, bridges, and public places 
the tracks, rails, and other constructions of the grantee shall be so laid 
and located as to leave a clear driveway between the tracks and the 
curb line on at least one side of such tracks where the width of the 
street between the curbs makes it physically possible." 

" Par. 12. The grantee shall, at all times, keep its tracks, rolling 
stock, and other construction in good condition. Two classes of cars 
or compartments, providing for two classes of passengers, shall be 
run, and at least sixty per centum of the acconnnodation furnished 
shall be second-class cars or compartments. The grantee hereof shall, 
at all time^, furnish cars or compartments of both classes sufficient to 
satisfy the public demand and to carry com fort Jtbly all the members 
of the public desiring to ride thereon : Provided^ That, after one year 
of operation, the Municipal Board shall have the power, with the con- 
currence of the grantee of this franchise, to amend this paragraph so 
as to require that only one class of cars or compartments shall be run, 
upon which the lower rate of fare shall be charged." 

" Par. 15. The fare charged by the grantee shall not exceed six 
cents, in money of the United States, on a first-class car or compart- 
ment, or five cents, in money of the United States, on a second-class 
car or compartment, for one continuous ride from one point to another 
on the street railway system of the grantee within the city limits, as 
now or hereafter established, whether or not it be necessary to transfer 
the passengers from one car or line of the grantee to another during 
said ride: Provided always^ That when* a change of cars is necessary, 
there shall be established by the gi-antee a method of tnmsfers not 
unreasonablv burdensome in its restrictions to the transferred pas- 
sengers; an9, in case of failure to comply with the foregoing require- 
ment as to transfer, it may be enfon^ed, upon applicaticm of the 
Municipal Board, by mandamus to the pro|)er Court of First Instance 
or the Supreme Court: And prorided pntlier^ That on lines running 
outside of the city limits, an additional fare or fares may be charged 
at the rate of five cents, in money of the United States, "on first-cbss 
cars, or three cents, in money of the United State.s, on second-class 
cars for each two miles, or fraction thenH)f, beyond the city limits, as 
now or hereafter established : And proridcd further^ That at any time 
after twenty-five years from the date lu^reof, upon due notice from the 



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city of Manila to the grantee, the fares charffed by the gi*antee may be 
readjusted on a reasonable basis by three arbitrators, one to be chosen 
by the city, one by the grantee, and the tliird to be selected by the two 
so chosen, if they can agree, but, if not, then to be selected by the 
Chief Executive of the Islands. The award of the majority of such 
arbitrators shall be final." 

" Par. 17. Until such time as the fares herein fixed shall be read- 
justed, the grantee shall place on convenient sale lots of one hundred 
tickets at tne rate of five dollars and fifty cents, in monev of the 
United States, per one hundred, each of which shall be gooci for one 
continuous first-class ride on the cars of the grantee within the limits 
of the city of Manila, and lots of six tickets at the rate of twenty-four 
cents, in money of the United States, per six, each of which shall be 
good for one second-class continuous ride on the cars of the grantee 
within the city limits: Provided^ That the grantee may issue such 
tickets subject to such reasonable restrictions as to the grantee may 
seem proper." 

" Par. 24. All reasonable, or proper, or necessary changes on the 
lines or routes of the grantee, or the abandonment of any part of its 
franchises or of any street or streets which it may not be desirable or 
advisable to use, may be made by the grantee with the approval of the 
municipal authorities." 

" Par. 28. At any time after twenty-five years from the date hereof, 
the city of Manila may purchase, ana the grantee shall sell to the city 
of Manila, all of its franchises, lines, tracks, cars, real estate, buildings, 
plant, rights, and other property used by it in the operation of a street 
railway in the city of Manila and on the line toMalabon, at a valuation 
based upon the net earnings of the grantee, the valuation to be deter- 
mined, after hearing evidence, by the Supreme Court of the Islands, 
sitting as a board or arbitrators, whose decision, by a majority of the 
members thereof, shall be final. 

" Part Two. 

" Par. 2. The Municipal Board, with the approval of the Advisory 
Board and the Commission, shall have authority to fix from time to 
time, by ordinance, the prices at which such current shall be furnished 
to private persons or corporations within the limits of the city of 
Manila as now or hereafter established and to the city and the Insular 
Government : Provided^ always^ That the prices so fixed shall be rea- 
sonable; and in case the Municipal Board shall disagree with the 
Advisory Board as to reasonable rates, then the Commission shall fix 
them." 

" Par. 9. The ^antee shall be liable to pay the same taxes upon its 
real estate, buildings, plant (not including poles, wires, transformers, 
and insulators), machinery, and personal property as other persons 
are or may be hereafter required bylaw to pay. In consideration of 
Part Two of the franchise herein granted, to wit, the right to build 
and maintain in the city of Manila and its suburbs a plant for the 
conveying and furnishing of electric current for light, heat, and 

Kower, and to charge for the same, the grantee shall pay to the city of 
[anila two and a half per centum of the gross earnings received n'om 
its business under this franchise in the city and its suburbs : Provided^ 
That two and a half per centum of the gross earnings received from 



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the hiisinoss of tlio line to Malahon shall he paid to the Province of 
Ilizal. Said j)erceiita^e shall be due and payable at the time stated 
in para^aph nineteen of Part One hereof and after an audit like that 

f)rovided in paragraph twenty of Part One hereof, and sliall be in 
ieu of all taxes and assessments of whatever nature and by whatsoever 
authority upon the privilegevS, earnings, income, franchises, and poles, 
wires, transformers, and insulators of the grantee, from which taxes 
and assessments the grantee is hereby expressly exemptxjd." 

Second. A new paragra])h, to be known as paragraph two (a)^ 
shall he inserted between paragra])h two and paragraph three of Part 
One of said Ordinance Numbered Forty-four, which paragraph two 
(a) shall read as follows: 

" Par. 2. (a) The Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company 
shall be authorized to make excavations and constructions for the pur- 
poses prescribed in Part One of said Ordinance Numbered Forty- 
four, upon such further streets, thoroughfares, bridges, and public 
places within the city of Manila as may, from time to time, be 
approved by the Municipal Board." 

Third. Paragraph eighteen of Part One of said Ordinance Num- 
bered Forty-four shall be repealed. 

Sec. 3. The franchise over the streets in subparagraph (m) of para- 
graph two of Part One named shall become operative whenever such 
of said streets as are not now open shall be constructed in pursuance of 
section eight of this Act. 

Sec. 4. A franchise is hereby granted to the Manila Electric Rail- 
road and Light Company to extend the line along the main road from 
Manila to Malabon provided for in the last clause of subparagraph 
(I) of paragraph two of I^art One of said Ordinance Numbered Forty- 
four, as directed to be amen<led by section two of this Act, from the 
limits of the city of Manila to the principal scpiare of the town of 
Malabon, upon the terms and conditions of said Ordinance Numbered 
Forty-four, as directed to be amended by this Act: Provided^ That 
paragraphs five, seven, and nine of Part ()ne of said Ordinance Num- 
bered Forty- four shall not be operative as to the franchise for said 
line to Malabon: But provided fui'f/icr. That the tracks of said line 
to Malabon shall be laid to such grade, and the roadbed and eighteen 
inches on each side thereof shall be maintained in such condition, as 
will not unreasonably interfere with traffic over the highway on which 
said line runs: A fid provided further^ That said roadbed and eighteen 
inches on each side thereof, and said grade, shall be maintained to the 
reasonable satisfaction of the proper authorities: And provided fur- 
ther^ That the rights which the grantee acquires under this section to 
charge the fan»s provided for in paragraphs fifteen and seventeen of 
section two of this Act shall not be affected by any future extension of 
the city limits. 

Sec. 5. In lieu of the payment of two and one-half per centum of 
the fares collected and tickets sold by the Manila Electric Railroad 
and Light Company on the line to Malabon without the city limits of 
Manila, to municipal authoritie^s of the Province of Rizal, and in lieu 
of the inspection by said nnmicipal authorities of the accounts of the 
companv at the end of each month, as i)rovided in paragraphs nine- 
teen and twenty of Part One of said Ordinance Numbered Forty-four, 
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and a half per centum of fares collected and tickets sold on the line to 
Alalabon, without the city limits of Manila, to the provincial treasurer 
of the Province of Kizal, who shall inspect the record of fares so col- 
lected and who shall audit and approve the accounts of the company 
at the end of each month, and the provincial treasurer of the Province 
of Rizal shall distribute to the proper municipalities the amounts paid 
in by the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company in accordance 
with the provisions hereof. 

Sec. 6. The Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company is hereby 
granted a franchise to construct, maintain, and operate a light, heat, 
and power system coextensively with the said line to Malabon and 
upon the terms of Part Two of said Ordinance Numbered Forty-four, 
as directed to be amended by this Act. 

Sec. 7. Paragraphs five, seven, and nine of Part One of said Ordi- 
nance Numbered Forty-four shall not be applicable to the franchise 
contained in said Ordinance Numbered Forty-four, as directed to be 
amended by this Act, along the main road from Manila to Malabon, 
beginning at Tondo station, near the Bridge of Pretil, to the limits of 
the citv as described in subparagraph (l) of paragraph two of Part 
One or said ordinance, as directed to be amended by this Act: Pro- 
vided^ That the tracks of said line to Malabon shall be laid to such 
grade, and the roadbed and eighteen inches on each side thereof shall 
I)e maintained in such condition as will not unreasonably interfere 
with the traffic over the highway on which said line runs : And pro- 
vided further^ That said roadbed and eighteen inches on each side 
thereof and said grade shall be maintained to the satisfaction of the 
engineer of the city of Manila. 

Sec. 8. The city of Manila shall immediately proceed to open all 
streets not now opened, designated in subparagraph (m) or para- 
graj^li two of Part One of said Ordinance Numbered Forty-four as 
herein amended, and, immediately upon the completion of said streets, 
the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company shall commence the 
construction of the line authorized in said subparagraph (m) of para- 
graph two of Part One and pursue the construction of said line dili- 
gently to its completion. 

Sec. 9. Tlie Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company shall re- 
move all tracks, switches, and other obstructions of whatever charac- 
ter heretofore placed in the streets of the city of Manila by the 
Compania de los Tranvias de Filipinas, and restore all streets, or 
parts of streets, occupied by the same to a good and passable condition 
to the satisfaction oi the city engineer. 

Sec. 10. The amendments to Ordinance Numbered Forty-four 
herein directed to be made by the Municipal Board shall be enacted 
upon the filing by the Manila Electric Railroad and Light Company 
with the Executive Secretary of the Philippine Islands of its accept- 
ance in writing of the terms of the foregoing Act and the surrenaer 
in writing by proper corporate action to the Government of the Phil- 
ippine Islands of the franchises, and all amendments thereto, of said 
Compaiiia de los Tranvias de Filipinas. 

Sec. 11. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by tJie 



226 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 11, 1904. 



[No. 1113.] 

AN ACT Providing for the establishiiuMit of local civil governmoiits for the 
non-Christian tribes of the Province of Isali(»la. and amending Act Nun»l>ered 
Two hundred and ton by providing for an increase in the salary of the pro- 
vincial governor of Isabela. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whereas the non-Christian tribes of the Province of 
Isabela have not progressed siifiiciontly in civilization to make it 
practicable to bring them under any form of municipal government, 
the provincial governor is authorized, subject to the approval of the 
Secretary of the Interior, in dealing with these non-Christian tribes, 
to appoint officers from among them, to fix their designations and 
badges of office, and to prescribe their powers and duties: Provided^ 
That the powers and duties thus prescribed shall not be in excess of 
those coniQrred upon township officers by Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and eighty-seven, entitled "An Act providing for the establish- 
ment of local civil government in the townships and settlements of 
Nueva Vizcaya." 

Sec. 2. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, the 
provincial governor is further authorized, when he deems such a 
course necessary in the interest of law and order, to direct members 
of such tribes to take up their habitation on sites on unoccupied pub- 
lic lands to be selected by him and approved by the provincial board. 
Members of such tribes who refuse to comply with such directions 
shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for a period not exceeding sixty 
days. 

Sec. 3. The constant aim of the governor shall be to aid the non- 
Christian tribes of his province to acquire the knowledge and experi- 
ence necessary for successful local popular govermnent, and his super- 
vision and control over them shall be exercised to this end, and to the 
end that law and order and individual freedom shall be maintained. 

Sec. 4. When in the opinion of the provincial board of Isabela any 
settlement of non-Christian tribes has advanced sufficiently to make 
such a course practicable, it may be organized, under the provisions 
of sections one to sixty-seven, inclusive, of Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and eighty-seven, as a township, and the geographical limits of 
such township shall be fixed by the provincial board. 

Sec. 5. Section two of Act Xumoered Two hundred and ten, en- 
titled "An Act extending the provisions of the Provincial Govern- 
ment Act and its amendment's to the Province of Isabela," as 
amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the second para- 
graph thereof and ins(»rting in lieu thereof the following: " For the 
provincial governor, two thousand four hundred dollars. 

Sec. 6. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 



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tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws,'* passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 11, 1904. 



[No. 1114.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of three liundred and seventy-sevon thousand 
eight hundred and tifty-six pesos, Philippine currency, or so much tliereof as 
may be necessary, for certain public works, permanent improvements, and 
other purposes of the Insular Government 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philiiipine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. The following sums, in Philippine currency, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, are hereby appropriated, out of any 
funds in the Treasury of the Philippine Islands not otherwise appro- 
priated, for certain public works, permanent improvements, and other 
purposes of the Insular Government : 

BUREAU OF PHILIPPINES CONSTAUl LAKY. 

Clothing^ cam^p and garrison equipage^ Philippines Constahnlary: 
For the purchase of ordnance and ordnance stores, seventy-one thou- 
sand seven hundred and twenty pesos. 

Telegraph and telephone sennce^ Pllilippines Constabulary: For 
the purchase of five thousand iron telegraph poles and one thousand 
iron cross arms, thirty thousand five hundred pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Philippines Constabulary, one hundred 
and two thousand two hundred and twenty pesos. 

IMPROVE3IENT OF THE l*OKT OF MANILA. 

For dred<:^ing the Santa Cruz estero, nine thousand six liundred 
and thirty-six pesos, or so much therex>f as may be necessary: Pro- 
vided^ That the work shall be performed under the supervision of, 
and this appropriation disbursed by, the Officer in Charge of the 
Improvement or the Port. 

BUREAU OF CXIAST GUARD AND TRANSPORTATION. 

TAcjht-House Service^ Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation: 
For 'the construction of light stations at Capitancillo Island, Bajo 
Apo Islet, and Bagacay Point, sixty-two thousand pesos; and for the 
construction and completion of other minor stations, the purchase 
and installation of port lights and lanterns, and necessary surveys, 
not to exceed thirty-six thousand pesos; ninety-ei^ht thousand pesos. 

For construction and equipment of marine railway and machine 
shop on Engineer Island, forty thousand pesos. 

In all, for the Bureau of Coast Guard and Transportation, one 
hundred and thirty-eight thousand pesos, under the provisions of 
Act Numbered Eight hundred and thirty-one. 



226 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 11, 1904. 



[No. 1113.] 

AN ACT Pruvuliiiff for the establishnieiit of local civil governments for the 
nou-Christinii triljes of the Province of Isaliola. and nnientlinj^ Act Numbered 
Two hundred and ten by providing for an increase in the salary of the pro- 
vincial governor of Isabela. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whereas the non-Christian tribes of the Province of 
Isabela have not progressed sufficiently in civilization to make it 
practicable to bring them under any form of nmnicipal government, 
the provincial governor is authorized, subject to the apjjroval of the 
Secretary of the Interior, in dealing with these non-Christian tribes, 
to appoint officers from among them, to fix their designations and 
badges of office, and to prescribe their powers and duties: Provided. 
That the powei*s and duties thus prescribed shall not be in excess ox 
those conferred upon township officers by Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and eight}[-seven, entitled "An Act i^roviding for the establish- 
ment of local civil government in the townships and settlements of 
Nueva Vizcaya." 

Sec. 2. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, the 
provincial governor is further authorized, when he deems such a 
course necessary in the interest of law and order, to direct members 
of such tribes to take up their habitation on sites on unoccupied pub- 
lic lands to be selected by him and approved by the provincial board. 
Members of such tribes who refuse to comply with such directions 
shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for a period not exceeding sixty 
days. 

Sec. 3. The constant aim of the governor shall be to aid the non- 
Christian tribes of his province to acquire the knowledge and experi- 
ence necessary for successful local popular government, and his super- 
vision and control over them shall be exercised to this end, and to the 
end that law and order and individual freedom shall be maintained. 

Sec. 4. When in the opinion of the provincial board of Isabela any 
settlement of non-Christian tribes has advanced sufficiently to make 
such a course practicable, it may be organized, under the provisions 
of sections one to sixtj^-seven, inclusive, of Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and eighty-seven, as a township, and the geographical limits of 
such tow^nship shall be fixed by the provincial board. 

Sec. 5. Section two of Act NumDored Two hundred and ten, en- 
titled "An Act ext(»nding the provisions of the Provincial Govern- 
ment Act and its amendments to the Province of Isabela," as 
amended, is hereby further amended by striking out the S(»cond para- 
graph thereof and insiuling in lieu thereof the following: " For the 
provincialgovernor, two thousand four hundred dollars." 

Sec. 6. Tlie public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 



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paying interest for the first quarter upon the bonds issued in pay- 
ment of the so-called " friar lands," in pursuance of the provisions 
of Act Numbered One thousand and thirty- four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
gixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 23, 1904. 



[No. 1116.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the provincial board of Tayabas to revise the Hsts of 
assessment of land for the purpose of taxation in the municipality of Boae, in 
the island of Marinduque, Province of Tayabas. 

Whereas it has been made to appear that by mistakes made by the 
assessment board of the municipality of Boac, in the Island of Marin- 
duque, Province of Tayabas, and by the revision board, just valua- 
tions were not in all cases placed upon property assessed for the pur- 
pose of taxation, and that there are numerous erroneous assessments 
in said municipality : Therefore, 

By authoriUj of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Cornmission^ that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of Tayabas is hereby authorized 
to revise and correct all valuations on the assessment lists of the 
municipality of Boac, and to state the true valuation, in money of the 
United States, in each case where it is made clear that the valuation 
now stated upon the assessment lists is erroneous and unjust, and to 
correct any and all erroneous assessments in said municipality. The 
assessment lists, when so corrected, shall be as lawful and valid for all 
])ur poses as though the assessments herein provided had been made by 
the board of tax revision at the proper time. 

Sec. 2. The reassessments herein provided shall be completed be- 
fore the first day of June, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of sections three, four, five, and six of Act 
Numbered One thousand and fifty-two, entitled "An Act to provide 
for a second revision of the assessments upon real estate in the Prov- 
ince of Batangas," shall be applicable to the assessments and payment 
of taxes in the municipality of Boac bv this Act authorized. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commis- 
sion in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nine- 
teen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage, 

Ediacted, April 23, 1904. 




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[No. 1117.] 

AN ACT Providing for the revision of valuation for the purpose of taxation of 
certain parcels of land in the municipality of Hollo belonging to Warner, 
Barnes and Ck)mpany, Limited, so as to correct clerical and other errors. 

Whereas it has been made to appear that an oversight was com- 
mitted by the municipal board of assessors of the municipality of 
Iloilo and by the reassessment board of tlie Province of Ilouo in the 
classification and vahiation of lots numbered five, six, seven, eight, 
and nine on a plan showing the property in Iloilo belonging to 
Warner, Barnes and Company, Limited, which lands are largely 
submerged; and 

\\Tiereas the valuations placed upon said lands are found to be 
inequitable by reason of oversight and mistake in classification and 
valuation : Tlien^fore, 

By avthority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of Iloilo, together with the pro- 
vincial secretary and provincial fiscal of that province, are hereby 
constituted a special board with authority to correct all valuations of 
the property above stated on the assessment list of the municipality 
of Iloilo and to state just valuations, in money of the United States, 
of each of the lots of land above referred to, and to correct any and 
all erroneous assessments of said parcels of land. The assessment 
list of the said lands, when so corrected, shall be as law^ful and valid 
for all purposes as though the correction and reassessment herein 
provided for had been made by the board of tax revision at the 
proper time. 

Sec. 2. The revision of the valuations and assessments of the lots 
aforesaid shall be made and completed by the assessment board herein 
provided on or before the first day of June, nineteen hundred and 
xour. The assessment and revaluations shall be made on notice to 
Warner, Barnes and Company, Limited, and to the municipal 
authorities of the municipality of Iloilo, and each shall be entitled 
to be heard before the revision board herein provided. No appeal 
shall be allowed from the action of said board. The action of the 
majority of said board shall be deemed to be the action of the board, 
and binding. 

Sec. 3. Nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed to prejudice 
the ri^ht of the Insular Government, or of the provincial government 
of Iloilo, or of the municipality of Iloilo, to any of the lands by this 
Act affected. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passag:e of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of ''An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Skc. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 23, 1904. 



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[No. 1118.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the chief of the Bureau of Public Lands to administer 
oaths, examine witnesses, and send for persons and papers; and providing 
that any person who shall willfully and knowingly make any false affidavit 
or oath to any material fact or matter before him shall be deemed guilty 
of per^ry and punished accordingly. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands shall, in 
performing all duties required of him, have authority to administer 
oaths, examine witnesses, and send for persons and papers; and anj 
person who shall willfully and knowingly make any false affidavit 
or oath to any material fact or matter befqre him shall be deemed 
guilty of perjury and on conviction shall be punished as for such 
offense. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 26, 1904. 



[No. 1119.] 

AN ACT To provide for a new assessment of real estate in the Province of La 

Union and for the revision of such assessment 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. A new assessment or valuation of all real estate in the 
Province of La Union shall be made as hereinafter provided. Such 
new assessment, as revised in accordance with the provisions of sec- 
tions three to five, inclusive, of the present Act, shall be the basis for 
the collection of real-estate taxes in the Province of La Union for the 
year nineteen hundred and four and for succeeding years until fur- 
ther provision is made by law. 

Sec. 2. The new assessment provided for in the preceding section 
shall be made in accordance witn the provisions of sections forty-nine 
to fifty-seven, inclusive, as amended, of Act Numbered Eighty-two: 
Provided^ That the board of assessors shall organize upon the passage 
of this Act, or as soon thereafter as possible; and that the board of 
assessors shall complete their listing and valuation of real property 
situated within the municipality on or before August firstj nineteen 
hundred and four; and that all complaints against valuations fijced 
by municipal boards of assessors shall be filed directly with the new 
board of tax revision hereinafter created. 

Sec. 8. There is hereby created for the Province of La Union a 
new board of tax revision, which shall consist of the three members 
of the provincial board of the said province. 

Sec. 4. The powers and duties of the new board of tax revision in 
the Provhice oi La Union shall be those prescribed for the provincial 

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board of revision by Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, 
entitled "An Act to provide for the partial revision of the assessments 
upon real estate in the municipalities in the Philippine Islands out- 
side the city of Manila," as amended by Act Numbered Six hundred 
and ninety-three: Provided^ however^ That the dates specified in the 
said Act, as amended, shall be as provided in section five of the pres- 
ent Act. 

Sec. 5. The new board of tax revision shall be organized on Au- 
gust first, nineteen hundred and four; the time fixed for receiving 
and hearing complaints shall not be earlier than five days after the 
organization of the new board of tax revision and not later than 
September fifteenth, nineteen hundred and four; the certification 
by the new board of tax revision of a list of the changes made in the 
assessments fixed by the board of assessors, together with a list of 
the total assessment of the taxable lands and improvements in each 
municipality provided for in section eight of Act Numbered Five 
hundred and eighty-two, shall be made not later than October fif- 
teenth, nineteen hundred and four, on which date the new board of 
tax revision shall cease to exercise any powers under this Act; and 
the payment of the land taxes in the Province of La Union for the 
year nineteen himdred and four shall be made prior to the first day 
of November, nineteen hundred and four, the provisions of section 
seventy-four, as amended, of the Municipal Cfede to the contrary 
notwitnstanding. In all other dates and periods of time specified 
in Act Numbered Five hundred and eighty-two, as amended by Act 
Numbered Six hundred and ninety-thrc»e, the words " nineteen 
hundred and four" shall be substituted for the words "nineteen 
hundred and three " for the purposes of the present Act. 

Sec 6. In all cases in which land in the Province of La Union 
assessed for the year nineteen hundred and two or the year nineteen 
hundred and three was assessed at more than fifty per centum above 
the valuation made by the board of assessors, hereinbefore provided 
for, as revised by the new board of tax revision, the provincial board 
is hereby autliorized and directed to reduce the assessment, for the 
year or years in which such excessive assessment of more than fifty 
per centum was made, to the amount fixed by the new board of tax 
revision for the same land for the year nineteen hundred and four, 
and the provincial treasurer shall comply with the order of the pro- 
vincial board by making the reduction upon the records of the munici- 
pality and province. 

Sec. 7. In all cases in which money has been paid upon the excess- 
ive assessments as descril>ed in the section immediately preceding, 
it ?hall be the duty of the provincial board to allow a credit of the 
auiount of such excess payment, to be aT)plied upon taxes due for 
the 3'ear nineteen hundred and four or the next subs^^queIlt year or 
years. 

Sec. 8. In case the tax has not l>een paid on the excessive assess- 
ment or assc»ssnient,s, then the taxi)aver or the person from whom the 
tax is due shall be allowed to pay tlie tax on the reduced assessment 
without penalty at any time before Xovemlier first, nineteen hundred 
and four; and all proceedings for the sale of land because of the 
delinquency of payment on the excessive assessment or assessments 
as <lonned m section six of the present Act shall be discontinued and 
held for naught, and the title to the lai shall remain in the delin- 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE OOMBilSSION. 233 

quent taxpayer, subject only to the lien for taxes on the assessment 
or assessments as reduced in accordance with section six hereof: Pro- 
vided^ That if the amount of taxes due on the reduced assessment or 
assessments is not paid before November first., nineteen hundred and 
four, the same procedure shall be followed in their collection as in 
other cases of delinquent taxes. 

Sec. 9. In cases of excessive taxation described in section six hereof 
in which the land shall have been sold to a third person for failure 
to pay taxes, the delinquent taxpayer, upon redeeming his land* bv 
pajdng to the purchaser the amount required bv law to be paid, shall 
be entitled to a credit, for use in payment ot future taxes, for the 
amount expended by him over and above the tax without penalty at 
the reduced assessment In case the land shall have been purchased 
by the Government, the proceedings shall be by the provincial board 
declared null and void, and the title shall revert to the delinquent tax- 
payer on payment of the amount due on the assessment or assessments 
as reduced in accordance with the terms of section six of this Act, 
before November first, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 10. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
CJommission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 26, 1904. 



[No. 1120.] 

AN ACT Providing for the administration and temporary leasing and sale of 
certain liaciendas and parcels of land, commonly known as friar lands, for 
the purchase of which the Government of the Philippine Islands has recently 
contracted, pursuant to the provisions of sections sixty-three, sixty-four, and 
sixty-five of an Act of the Congress of the United States entitled "An Act 
temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil govern- 
ment in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes," approved on the first 
day of July, nineteen hundred and two. 

Whereas, pursuant to the provisions of sections sixty-three, sixty- 
four, and sixty-five of an Act of the Congress of the United States, 
entitled ''An Act temporarily to provide for the administration or 
the affairs of Civil Government in the Philippine Islands, and for 
other purposes." approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, the 
Government oi the Philippine Islands, on the twenty-second day of 
December, nineteen hundred and three, entered into contracts with 
the Philippine Sugar Estates Development Company, Limited, La 
Sociedad Agricola de Ultramar, the British-Manila Estates Com- 
pany, Limited, and the Recoleto Order of the Philippine Islands, for 
the purchase of about one hundred and sixty-four thousand one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven hectares of land, situated in the Provinces of 
La Laguna, Bulacan, Cavite, Bataan, Cebu, Rizal, Isabela, and Min- 
doro, lor the aggregate sum of seven million two hundred and thirtv- 
nine thousand seven hundred and eighty-four dollars and sixty-six 
cents, money of the United States ; and 

Whereas in said contracts of purchase it was provided, among other 



234 LAWS OK UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

things, that the Government of the Philippine Islands should have a 
period of six months from the date of said contracts within which to 
examine the titles to said lands and also within which to survey the 
same in order to ascertain whether there is the quantity of land speci- 
fied in said contracts, and, in the event there is not, that a propor- 
tionate reduction shall be made in the amounts agreed to be paid 
therefor; and it was further provided in said contracts that the said 
parties, so agreeing to sell, obligated themselves to convey good and 
indefeasible titles to said lands by proper conveyances; and 

Whereas by said section sixty-five or said Act of Congress the Gk>v- 
emment of the Philippine Islands is empowered to lease the said lands 
after their acquisition for a period not exceeding three years, and to 
sell the same on such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, sub- 
ject to the limitations and conditions contained in said Act of Con- 
gress: Provided^ That all deferred payments and the interest thereon 
shall be payable in the money prescribed for the payment of principal 
and interest of the bonds authorized to be issued and sold for the pur- 
pose of realizing the money necessary to pay for said lands by section 
sixty-four of said Act of Congress, and that said deferred payments 
shall bear interest at the rate borne b}^ said bonds : And provided fur- 
ther^ That all moneys realized or received from the sales or other dis- 

?osition of said lands, or by reason thereof, shall constitute a trust 
und for the payment of principal and interest of said bonds, and 
also constitute a sinking fund for the payment of said bonds at their 
maturity : And provided furtlver^ That actual settlers and occupants 
at the time said lands are acauired by the Government shall have the 
preference over all others to lease, purchase, or acquire their holdings 
within such reasonable time as may be determined by said Grovem- 
ment; and 

Whereas the said lands are not " public lands " in the sense in 
which those words are used in the Public I^nd Act, Numbered Nine 
hundred and twenty-six, and can not be acquired or leased under the 
provisions thereof, and it is necCvSsary to provide proper agencies for 
carrying out the terms of said contracts of purchase and the require- 
ments of said xVct of Congress with reference to the leasing and sell- 
ing of said lands and the creation of a sinking fund to secure the pay- 
ment of the bonds so issued : Now, therefore, 

Byi authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commissions that: 

Skc'tion 1. The Civil (xovernor is authorized and directed to have 
careful examination made to ascertain the sufficiency and soundness 
of the titles to said land so contracted to be purchased by the Govern- 
ment of the Philippine Islands from the said corporations as set forth 
in the preamble hereof. 

His action in emj)loying the firm of Del Pan, Ortigas and Fisher, 
attorneys at law in the city of Manila, to make such examination and 
also to i>erform all legal services required of them in completing such 
purchases and thereafter in the leasing and selling of said lands as 
hereinafter provided, they to be compensated for their services at the 
rate of five thousand five hundred dollars per annum, payable 
monthly, for such time as in the opinion of the Civil Governor their 
services may be needed, is hereby approved and confirmed. 

Sec. 2. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission is hereby 




LAWS OF UNITEl) STATES PHILIPPIKE COMMISSION. 235 

directed to have careful surveys made of the said haciendas and tracts 
of land in order to ascertain with accuracy and certainty whether 
there is the amount of land in each of said haciendas and tracts speci- 
fied in said contracts, and for that purpose he is empowered to put in 
the field and maintain the necessary surveying parties, and anjr funds 
in his hands at the present time not in terms devoted to defraying the 
cost of specific public works are hereby declared available for that 
purpose. As soon as these surveys shall have been completed he shall 
make report of the results thereof to the Civil Governor. Such steps 
as have already been taken by the C!onsulting Engineer by direction 
of the Civil Governor looking to the survey of said haciendas and 
lands are approved and confirmed. 

Sec. 3. The firm of Del Pan, Ortigas and Fisher is also directed, as 
soon as the examination of the title deeds to said property shall have 
been completed, to make report of the result of their investigations in 
that behalf to the Civil Governor, and under his direction to supervise 
the final deeds of conveyance of said lands by said corporations to the 
Government of the Philippine Islands. The Civil Governor is also 
directed to submit their report together with the said deeds to the 
Attorney-General for his opinion. 

Sec. 4. The Civil Governor is herebjr empowered, when it shall have 
been ascertained that the titles to said lands are perfect and inde- 
feasible and proper instruments of conveyance are tendered by said 
corporations, to direct the payment to the corporations named in the 
preamble of the several sums agreed to be paid for said lands, and 
to that end to draw the warrants of the Government of the Philip- 
pine Islands upon the sum realized from the sale of the bonds issued 
and sold as provided in Act Numbered Ten hundred and thirty-four. 

Sec. 5. Wnen the titles to said lands are finally vested in the Gov- 
ernment of the Philippine Islands, they shall be under the immediate 
control and direction of the Bureau of Public Lands. The Chief of 
the Bureau of Public Lands is empowered and directed, pending the 
completion of the purchase of saia lands, to receive, take charge of, 
and carefully preserve the said contracts of sale and purchase and all 
muniments, documents, title deeds, or other papers pertaining to said 
lands, and all field notes, surveys, and other data relating thereto, and 
also the deeds of conveyance hereafter made pursuant to the terms of 
said contracts of sale and purchase, and thereafter to keep and pre- 
serve the same, except as required for registration of said lands. 

Sec. 6. The title deeds and instruments of conveyance pertaining 
to the lands in each province, when executed and delivered by said 
grantors to the Government and placed in the keeping of the Chief 
of the Bureau of Public Lands, as above provided, shall be by him 
transmitted to the register of deeds of each province in which any 
part of said lands lies, for registration in ac<?ordance with law. 

Sec. 7. Upon the vesting of the titles to said lands in the Grovem- 
ment of the Philippine Islands by proper deeds of conveyance, or 
sooner if so directed by the Civil Governor, the Chief of the Bureau 
of Public Lands shaU ascertain the names and residences of the 
actual, bona fide settlers and occupants then in possession of said 
lands or of any portion of them, together with the extent of their 
several holdings and the character and value thereof. Ho is also 
directed to ascertain from said occupants whether the^ desire to 



286 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

purchase their holdings upon thf terms prescribed in the succeeding 
sections. 

Sec. 8. In case any occupant in possession does not desire to pur- 
chase his holding, but does desire to lease tiie same, then it shall be 
the duty of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands, after vesting of 
title, to s(^ that such occupant attorns in due form to the Grovemment 
and enters into a lease with the usual covenants and agrees to pay a 
reasonable rental for the use and occupation of his holding. Such 
rental shall be fixed by the Chief of the Bureau of Public Jjands, but 
in no instance shall any lease be made for a longer term than three 
years. 

Sec. 9. In the event the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands 
should find any of the said lands vacant, he is directed to take pos- 
session and charge thereof, and he may either lease such unoccupied 
lands for a term not exceeding three years or offer the same for sale, 
us in his judgment may seem for the best interests of the Qovem- 
ment, and in making such sales he shall proceed as provided in 
chapter two of the Public Land Act. 

Sec. 10. Should he find any of the said lands in possession of a 
person or persons declining either to buy or to rent, as above set forth, 
he shall take possession thereof if he can do so peaceably, and if not 
he shall begin proper legal proceedings in the Court of Land Re^s- 
tration to settle title and to oust him or them from his or their 
holdings and, upon adjudication in favor of the 6ovemment| shall 
likewise take possession of the same with the same power and author- 
ity as though originally vacant. He shall not, however, sell any of 
the main hacienda houses or other large and substantial buildings 
save upon a resolution of the Commission authorizing him so to do. 

Sec. 11. Should any person who is the actual and bona fide settler 
upon and occupant of any portion of said lands at the time the same 
is conveyed to the Government of the Philippine Islands desire to 
purchase the land so occupied by him, he shall be entitled to do so 
at the actual cost thereof to the Government, and shall be allowed ten 
years from the date of purchase within which to pay for the same in 
equal annual installments, if he so desires, all deferred payments to 
bear interest at the rate of four per centum per annum. 

Sec. 12. It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands by proper investigation to ascertain what is the actual value 
of the parcel of land held by each settler and occupant, taking into 
consideration the location and quality of each holding of land and 
any other circumstances giving it value. The basis of valuation shall 
likewise be, so far as practicable, such that the aggregate of the values 
of all the holdings included in each particular tract shall be equal to 
the cost to the Govermnent of the entire tract, including the cost of 
surveys, administration, and interest upon the purchase money to the 
time of sale. When the cost thereof shall have been thus ascertained, 
the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands shall give the said settler 
and occupant a certificate which shall set forth in detail that the Gh>T- 
ernment lias agreed to sell to such settler and occupant the amount of 
land so held by Innu at the price so fixed, payable as provided in this 
Act at the oiRce of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands, in gold 
coin of the United States or its eauivalent in Philippine currency, 
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accrued interest the Government will convey to such settler and occu- 
pant the said land so held by him by proper instrument of convey- 
ance, which shall be issued and become effective in the manner 
provided in section one hundred and twenty-two of the Demd Regis- 
tration Act. The Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands shall, in each 
instance where a certificate is given to the settler and occupant of any 
holding, take his formal receipt showing the delivery of such certifi- 
cate, signed by said settler ana occupant. 

Sec. 13. The acceptance by the settler and occupant of such cer- 
tificate shall be considered as an agreement by him to pay the pur- 
chase price so fixed and in the installments and at the interest speci- 
fied in the certificate, and he shall by such acceptance become a 
debtor to the Government in that amount together with all accrued 
interest In the event that any such settler and occupant may de- 
sire to pay for his holding of said lands in cash, or within a shorter 
period of time than that above specified, he shall be allowed to do 
so, and if payment be made in cash the lands shall at once be con- 
veyed to him as above provided. But if purchase is made by install- 
ments, the certificate shall so state in accordance with the facts of 
the transaction : Provided^ however^ That every settler and occupant 
who desires to purchase his holding must enter into the agreement to 
purchase such holding by accepting the said certificate and executing 
the said receipt whenever called on so to do by the Chief of the Bureau 
of Public Lands, and a failure on the part oi the settler and occupant 
to comply with this requirement shall be considered as a refusal to 
purchase, and he shall be ousted as above provided and thereafter his 
holding may be leased or sold as in case of unoccupied lands: And 
provided further^ That the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands in his 
discretion may require of any settler and occupant so desiring to pur- 
chase that, pending the investigation requisite to fix the precise extent 
of his holding and its cost, he shall attorn to the Government as its 
tenant and pay a reasonable rent for the use of his holding; but no 
such lease shall be for a longer term than three years, and refusal on 
the part of any settler and occupant so desiring to purchase to execute 
a lease pending such investigation shall be treated as a refusal either 
to lease or to purchase, and the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands 
shall proceed to oust him as in this Act provided. 

Sec. 14. It shall be the duty of the Cnief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands to collect and receive all rent and installments of purchase 
money and interest thereon due and payable under the provisions of 
this Act, and to give proper receipts and acquittances therefor and 
make proper record thereof in the books of his office. 

Sec. 15. The Government hereby reserves the title to each and every 
parcel of land sold under the provisions of this Act until the full pay- 
ment of all installments of purchase money and interest by the pur- 
chaser has been made, and any sale or incumbrance made by him snail 
be invalid as against the Grovemment of the Philippine Islands and 
shall be in all respects subordinate to its prior claim. 

Sec. 16. In the event of the death of a holder of a certificate the 
issuance of which is provided for in section twelve hereof, prior to the 
execution of a deed oy the Government to any purchaser, his widow 
shall be entitled to receive a deed of the land stated in the certificate 
upon showing that she has complied with the requirements of law for 



238 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHHilPPTNE COMMISSION. 

-the purchase of the same. In case a holder of a certificate dies before 
the giving of the deed and does not leave a widow, then the interest of 
the holder of the certificate shall descend and deed shall issue to the 
persons who under the laws of the Philippine Islands would have 
taken had the title been perfected before the death of the holder of the 
certificate, upon proof of the holders thus entitled of compliance with 
all the requirements of the certificate. In case the holder of the cer- 
tificate shall have sold his interest in the land before having complied 
with all the conditions thereof, the purchaser from the holder or the 
certificate shall be entitled to all the rights of the holder of the certifi- 
cate upon presenting his assignment to the Chief of the Bureau of 
Public Lands for registration. 

Sec. 17. In the event that any lessee or purchaser of land under the 
provisions of this Act .should fail tf> pay his rent or any installment of 
purchase money and interest thereon, or accrued interest on any 
installment not due, when and as the same matures, it shall be the 
duty of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands at once to protect 
the Government from loss. In the case of a lease, when the lessee is 
delinquent in payment of rent, the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands is empowered to declare the lease forfeited, making proper 
entry to that effect in the books of his office and giving notice thereof 
to the tenant, and to enter upon and take possession of the land held 
by the lessee and bring suit against the lessee for all rent due; in the 
case of a delinquent purchaser, the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands may enforce payment of any past-due installment and interest 
by bringing suit to recover the same with interest thereon, and also to 
enforce the lien of the Government against the land by selling the 
same in the manner provided by Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety for the foreclosure of mortgages. In the event of such sale the 
purcnaser at such sale shall aajuire a good and indefeasible title. The 
proceeds of sale shall be applied to the payment of the costs of court 
and of all installments due or to become due on such land. If the 
proceeds of the sale are sufficient to pay all delinquent installments as 
well as all future installments and all costs of the litigation, there 
shall be no further claim or liability against the original purchaser. 
If the proceeds of the sale of said lands should amount to more than 
sufficient to pay all purchase money and interest due the Government 
and costs of suit, the surplus thereof shall be returned to the original 
purchaser, or to the person entitled thereto. 

Sec. 18. No lease or sale made by the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands under the provisions of this Act shall be valid until approved 
by th^ Secretar}'^ of the Interior. 

Sec. 19. No purchaser or lessee under this Act shall acquire any 
exclusive rights to any canal, ditch, reserv^oir, or other irrigation 
works, or to any water supply upon which such irrigation worKs are 
or may be dependent, but all of such irrigation works and water sup- 
plies shall remain under the exclusive control of the Government of 
the Philippine Islands and be administered under the direction of the 
Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands for the common benefit of those 
interests dependent upon them. And the Government res(»rves as a 
part of the contract of sale in each instance the right to levy an equit- 
able contribution or tax for the maintenance of such irrigation works, 
the assessment of which shall be based upon the amoHiit of benefits 



LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 239 

received, and each purchaser under this Act, by accepting the certifi- 
cate of sale or deed herein provided to be given, shall be held to assent 
thereto. And it is further provided that all lands leased or conveyed 
under this Act shall remain subject to the right of way of such irri- 
gation canals, ditches, and reservoirs as now exist or as the Govern- 
ment may hereafter see fit to construct. 

Sec. 20. All persons receiving title to lands under the provisions of 
this Act shall hold such lands subject to the same public servitudes 
as existed upon lands owned by private persons under the sovereignty 
of Spain, including those with reference to the littoral of the sea 
and the banks of navigable rivers and rivers upon which rafting may 
be done. 

Sec. 21. The Civil Governor, when authorized by resolution of the 
Commission, may, by proclamation, designate any tract or tract.s of 
said lands as nonalienable, and reserve the same for pul)lic use, and 
thereafter such tracts shall not be subject to sale, lease, m otiier dispo- 
sition under this Act. 

Sec. 22. It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Liands to make quarterly reports, through the Secretary of the In- 
terior, to the Commission showing the lands leased or sold by him 
in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the amounts of money 
derived from such rentals and sales, and such other information as 
in his opinion may Im of value to the Commissi(m in connex^tion with 
the said lands and their administration and disposition as provided 
by this Act. Both the Secretary of the Interior and the Chief of the 
Bureau of Public Lands shall have the right to require of the special 
counsel named in the first section hereof, or of their successors, such 
advice and assistance as from time to time may be required by them 
in the performance of their duties under this Act, and it shall be the 
duty 01 said counselors to /^ive such legal advice and assistance. 

Sec. 23. All moneys derived by the Chief of the Bureau of Public 
Lands from the leasing or sale of said lands, or from interest on 
deferred payments thereon, shall by him be promptly deposited in 
the Insular Treasury. Such moneys shall be oy the Treasurer held 
separate and apart from general insular funds and shall constitute 
a trust fund for the payment of the principal and interest of the 
seven million two himdred and thirty-seven thousand dollars of 
bonds, issued and sold by the Secretary of War in the name and on 
behalf of the Government of the Philippine Islands for the purpose 
of raising money to pay the purchase i)rice of said lands as provided 
in Act Numbi*rod Ten hundred and thirty-four, entitled An Act 

froviding for the issue of bonds of the Government of the Philippine 
slands to the amount of s(»ven million two hundred and thirty-seven 
thousand dollars, gold coin of the United Staters of the present stand- 
ard value, for the purpose? of accjuiring funds for the payment of the 
f)urchase price of ct^rtain large tracts of land in the Philippine Is- 
ands, commonly known as the friar lands, pursuant to the provisions 
of pt^ctions sixty-three, sixty-four, and sixty-five of the Act of C<m- 
gress entitled 'An Act temporarily to provide for the administration 
of the affairs of civil government in tne Philippine Islands, and for 
other purposes,' approved July first, nineteen hundred and two." 
Said money shall also constitute a sinking fund for the payment of 
said bonds at maturity and may be invested and reinvested in safe 



240 LAWS. OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

interest-bearing bonds or other securities, which shall likewise be held 
by the Treasurer as a part of such sinking fund, and all interest, 
dividends, or profits derived from said bonds or other securities thus 
purchased shall likewise be a part of such sinking fund and may in 
turn be invested and reinvested in bonds or other securities. All pur- 
chases of bonds or other securities hj the Treasurer shall be subject 
to the approval of the Secretary of Finance and Justice. 

Sec. 24. The Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands, under the super- 
vision of the Secretary of the Interior, shall prepare and issue such 
forms and instructions, consistent with this Act, as may be necessary 
and proper to carry into effect all the provisions hereof that are to 
be administered by or under the direction of the Bureau of Public 
Liands, and for the conduct of all proceedings arising under such 
provisions. 

Sec. 25. The sum of ten thousand pesos, Philippine currency, is 
hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the Insular Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the salary of the 
special counsel referred to in the first section hereof and for making 
the investigations and surveys required hereby and for the general 
carrying out of the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 26. The short title of this Act shall be " The Friar Lands Act.*' 

Sec. 27. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws,'' passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 28. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 26, 1904, 



[No. 1121.1 

AN ACT Amending Acts Numbered Five hundred and eighteen and Seven 
hundred and eighty-one so as more fully to define the crime of brigandage, 
and providing punishment for the failure of municipal officials to perform 
their duty in that respect 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Five hundred and 
eighteen, entitled "An Act defining highway robbery or brigand- 
age and providing for the punishment therefor," is hereby amended 
so as to read as follows : 

" Section 1. Wlienever three or more persons, conspiring together, 
shall form a band of robbers for the purpose of stealing carabaos, 
cattle, horses, rice, or personal property of any description, or for 
the purpose of abducting persons, either for the purpose of extortion 
or obtaining ransom, or for any other purpose, by means of force and 
Violence, and shall be armed with deadly weapons for this purpose 
they shall be deemed highway robbers, or brigands, and every per- 
son engaged in the original formation of the band, or joimng it 
thereaiter, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punish^ by death or 
imprisonment for not less than twenty year?, in the discretion of the 
court" 



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LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPIKB OOlOilSSIOK. 241 

Sec. 2. Section two of said Act Numbered Five hundred and eight- 
een is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 2. To prove the crime described in the previous section, 
it shall not be necessary to adduce evidence that any member or 
the band has in fact committed robbery or theft or abduction, but 
it shall be sufficient to justify conviction thereunder if, from all the 
evidence, it can be inferred beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused 
was a member of such an armed band as that described in said sec- 
tion one." 

Sec. 3. Section four of said Act Numbered Five hundred and 
eighteen is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

" Sec. 4. Every person knowingly aiding or abetting such a band 
of brigands as that described in section one by giving tnem informa- 
tion or the movement of the police or Constabulary or other peace offi- 
cers of the Government, or of the forces of the United States Anny 
when acting in aid of the Government, or by securing or receivmg 
stolen property from such brigands, or by procuring tor them sup- 
plies or money, food, clothing, arms, ammunition, or other property of 
II ny kind, or by furnishing the same to them, or by knowingly hiding, 
lodging, or harl)oring in his house or a&sisting in any way in the 
escape of a member oi such a band of robbers as defined m section one, 
shall, upon conviction, be pimished by imprisonment for not less than 
ten years and not more than twenty years. ' 

Sec. 4. Section five of Act Numbered Seven hundred and eighty- 
one, entitled "An Act amending Act Numbered One hundred and 
seventy-five, entitled 'An Act providing for the organization of an 
Insular Constabulary and for the inspection of the municipal police,' 
and Acts Numbered Six hundred and ten. Six hundred and eighteen, 
and Six hundred and nineteen amendatory thereof," is nereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following words : " Munici- 
pal policemen shall be deemed to be municipal officers for the purpose 
of tnis section." 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two or "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passsage. 

Eijacted, April 27, 1904. 



[No. 1122.] 

AN ACT Providing for loan of four thousand pesos, Philippine currency, to the 

Province of Paragua. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four thou- 
sand pesos, Philippine currency, to oe loaned to the Province of Para- 
iJ^a, and to be expended by the provincial board of that province 
for the general purposes of the provincial gov^nment in accordance 



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with the proTisions of Act Numbered Poor hundred and twenty-two, 
CM^nizin^the Province of Paragua. 

8ec. 2. The money appropriated in the first section of this Act 
ihM be paid to the* secretary-treasurer of the Province of Parana 
upon the production by him to the Treasurer of the I%ilippme 
Ishinds of a certified copy of a resolution of the provincial boaira of 
the Province of Paragua accepting such loan ana agreeing to repay 
the money, without interest, on or before the first day of fiby, nme- 
teen hundred and five. 

Sbc. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with secticm 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Conmiission 
in the enactment of laws,' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 27, 1904. 



[No. 112:3.] 

AN ^CT 80 amending sections twelve, one liundred and forty-three, and five 
hundred and twelve of Acrt Nnnibered One liundred and ninety as to diminish 
the exfiense of condncting trials in Courts of First Instam^e and of pro- 
O^edings in the Supreme Court in reviei^' of such trials, and making c^rtaUi 
provisions of Act Numbered One hundred and ninety applicable to criminal 
caoses, and providing an inexpensive method of appeal in cases of paupers. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that: 

Section 1. Section twelve of Act Numbered One hundred and 
ninety, entitled "An Act providing a Code of Procedure in CSvil 
Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philippine Islands," is hereby 
Mnended so as to read as follows: 

" Sec. 12. Official language. — The official language of all courts and 
their records shall be the Spanish lan^age until the first day of Jan- 
uary, nineteen hundred and six. After that date English shall be 
the official language, but the Supreme Court or any Court of First 
Instance njay in its discretion order a duplicate record in the English 
language made and dulv enrolled in any action or proceedings when- 
ever the court shall d^etermine that such duplicate record would 
promote the public convenience and the interests of the parties: Pro- 
vided^ That any party or his counsel may examine or cross-examine 
witnesses or make an oral argument in English or a native dialect, 
and the same shall be clearly interpreted into Spanish by a court 
interpreter whenever the judge shall so require; and the partv or his 
counsel may submit a written or printed pleading or brief in English 
or a native dialect if at the same time he accompanies it by a correct 
Spanish translation: And provided further^ That in cases in which 
all the parties or counsel stipulate in writing, and the court consents, 
the proceedings may be conducted in English or in a native dialect 
only, and in such cases the record of the pleadings, the bills of excep- 
tions and judgment, need not to be translated into Spanish: And 
provided further^ That when a case, civil or criminal, is so tried in 
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the English record shall be used in the Supreme Court, but the briefs 
shall be accompanied by a translation into the Spanish language.'* 

Sec. 2. Section one hundred and forty-three of said Act Num- 
bered One hundred and ninety is hei'eby amended by striking out 
the second paragraph of said section reading as follows — 

" Immediately upon the allowance of a oill of exceptions by the 
judge, it shall be the duty of the clerk to transmit to the clerk of the 
Supreme Court a certified copy of the bill of exceptions and of all 
documents which by the bill or exceptions are made a part of it. The 
cause shall be heard in the Supreme Court upon the certified copy of 
the bill of exceptions so transmitted " — 
and by inserting in lieu thereof the following paragraph : 

" Immediately upon the allowance of a bill of exceptions by the 
judge, it shall be the dutjr of the clerk to transmit to the clerk of the 
Supreme Court the original bill of exceptions and all documents 
which by the bill of exceptions «re made a part of it. The cause shall 
be heard in the Supreme Court upon the bill of exceptions so trans- 
mitted, all duly certified bv the clerk of the Court of First Instance." 

Sec. 3. Said Act Numt)ered One hundred and ninety is hereby 
further amended by inserting a new section between sections num- 
bered one hundred and forty-three and one hundred and forty-four, 
to read as follows : 

" Sec. 143^. Appeals hy paupers, — In case a defeated party desires 
to carry his action to the Supreme Court for revision ana shall estab- 
lish to the satisfaction of the court that he is a pauper and unable to 
pay the expenses of prosecuting the exceptions in the Supreme Court, 
and that the case is of such importance, by reason or the amount 
involved or the importance of the (questions raised, that it ought to be 
revised by the Supreme Court, the judge may enter an order entitling 
such person to a pauper's appeal. Upon such order being made the 
clerk shall immeaiately transmit to the clerk of the Supreme Court 
the entire record of said cause, including the evidence taken on trial 
and the bill of exceptions, and the cause snail be heard in the Supreme 
Court upon the original record so transmitted without the same being 
copied or printed in the Supreme Court. The party so prosecuting 
a bill of exceptions may file a typewritten brief, and the same shall 
be considered by the Supreme Court with the original record in the 
case; and upon final decision the original record shall be returned to 
the lower court for execution in accordance with said decision. The 
clerk of the Supreme Court before returning the record to the 
lower court shall make a memorandum of all the papers in the record 
and a copy of the decision and keep the same on file in his office as a 
record ox such cause. No fees for the clerk of the Supreme Court 
shall be charged in such causes." 

Sec. 4. Section five hundred and six of said Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following words : 

" It shall likewise be the duty of the clerk of the Supreme Court, 
within ten days after the close of any term, to remit to the clerks oi 
the Courts of First Instance, with the notices of all judgments of the 
Supreme Court in this section referred to, likewise all the original 
documents and the record of the action transmitted by the clerk of 
the Coui't of First Instance, to the clerk of the Court of First 



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Instance, in order that the files of the action may remain together in 
that court." 

Sec. 5. Section five hundred and twelve of said Act Numbered One 
hundred and ninety is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof 
the following wor<Is : 

^^Provideal however^ That in no action, civil or criminal, shall the 
printed bill of exceptions contain the evidence that has been adduced 
on the trial : And provided further^ That in all causes in which the 
Supreme C!ourt may review the evidence taken in the court below, in 
accordance with the provisions of paragraphs numbered one, two, and 
three of section four himdred and ninety-seven, the Supreme Court 
shall refer to the original testimony on file in the clerk's office and to 
any original documents constituting a part of the files of the cause." 

Sec. 6. This act shall apply to pending causes. 

Sec. 7. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tioo two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty -sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 27, 1904. 



[No. 1124.] 

AN ACT To provide medical attendance on civil officers and employees at 

isolated points when life is in jeopardy. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. In any case where an officer or employee of the Insular 
Government or of a provincial government is ill at a point remote 
from a hospital under the control of the Insular or of a provincial 
government, and it appears to the satisfaction of the Civil Governor 
that medical attendance on such officer or employee is necessary to 
preserve his life, the Civil Governor may order any medical officer 
m the employ of the Insular or of a provincial government to attend 
such ill person and, if necessary, conduct him to the nearest hospital 
for treatment. In case the attending physician and surgeon of a 
hospital under the control of the Insular or of a provincial govern- 
ment is so ordered to give such medical attendance he may, if he 
shall deem it more advisable, designate in his stead for such duty a 
competent nurse in the employ of the Government. The actual 
and necessary traveling exi)enses of such physician or nurse shall be 
a proper charge against the contingent appropriations of the bureau 
or hospital in which he is employed, and, if the patient is an em- 
ployee of a provincial government, such traveling expenses may be 
made a proper charge against the provincial treasury. In no case 
shall this Act be construed to cover the traveling expenses or subsist- 
ence of such ill employee to or from a hospital, such expenses being 
a personal charge to be borne by him. This Act may be construed 
retroactively to cover such cases of traveling expenses as herein pro- 
vided for as may be specifically approved by the Civil Governor. 



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Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 27, 1904. 



[No. 1125.] 

AN ACrr Empowering the Civil Governor to detail provincial fiscals tempo- 
rarily from one province to another. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Civil Governor is hereby authorized^ in the inter- 
ests of the public service, to direct the temporary detail of any pro- 
vincial fiscal from one province to any other province in the tslands 
to perform there such duties as may be assigned to him by the Civil 
Governor, any existing law to the contrary notwithstanding. The 
actual and necessary traveling and living expenses of a provincial 
fiscal so detailed shall be paid by the province to which he is tempo- 
rarily assigned : Provided, however, That the Civil Governor may 
direct the payment by sucn province of a fixed per diem in lieu of 
actual expenses. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi^the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 27, 1904. 



[No. 1126.] 

AN ACT For the purpose of empowering provincial boards to Riibpcena wit- 
nesses and to require testimony under oath in conducting certain investiga- 
tions, and for ^tber purposes. 

By aut/tority of the United States, he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

SEcmoN 1. In all investigations conducted under the provisions of 
Act Numbered Three hundred and fourteen, entitled "An Act amend- 
ing the Provincial Government Act so as to provide a more simple 
method of procedure in cases of suspended municipal oiRcials and 
justices of me peace," the provincial board is hereby empowered to 
require by subpoena the presence of the accused officer and the attend- 
ance and testimony imder oath of witnesses, as also the production 
of all records, books, papers, and documents relating to the matter 
under investigation, and to that end and for tliat purpose shall have 



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power to enforce attendance of witnesses and require them to testify, 
and to maintain orden in the same manner and to the same extent as 
justices of the peace are required to do by Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and ninety. 

Sec. 2. In all cases where the Civil Governor shall remove any 
municipal officer or justice of the peace from office, he is hereby 
empowered, in his discretion, to declare such official disqualified 
thereafter from holding office. Such disr|ualiiication may be either 
special or general, and either temporary or permanent 

»Sw;. 3. The public good requiring "the speed v enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "Ar Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec;. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1127.] 

AN ACT Providing for the payment of per diems in lieu of expenses to emploj- 
ees in the Bureau of Engineering who are directed to perform official trayeL 

By autliority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/mission^ that : 

Section 1. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission, the prin- 
cipal assistant engineer, the assistant engineer in charge of railways, 
the chief of supervisors, and such other employees as may be designa- 
ted for duties in connection with the overseeing and mspection of 
public works, shall be entitled to a per diem of two dollars and fifty 
cents. United States currency, or its equivalent in Philippine cur- 
nmcy, for each day such officer or employee is actually traveling, or 
away froui Manila or his regular station on official business, in addi- 
tion to ne(M5ssary cost of transportation. When transportation by 
sU»aniship, Government transport, or otherwise, includas subsistence, 
no per diem shall bo paid or allowed for such portion of the journey 
or when subsistence is furnished from a Government mess oi a field 
party. 

Sec. 2. The Consulting Engineer to the Commission is hereby au- 
thorized to detail any employee not below the gi*ade of class six for 
the purpose of overseeing and inspecting public works. 

Skc. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby exj)e(lited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passt^d September twenty-sixth, 
ninete4)n hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage 

Enacted, April 28, 1904, 



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[No. 1128.] 

AN ACT Prescribing regulations gOTeming the procedure for acquiring title to 
public coai lands in the Philippine Islands, under the provisions of sections 
fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-live, fifty-six, and fifty-seven of the Act of Congress 
approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled **An Act teuiiKirarily 
to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the 
Philippine Islands, and for other purposes." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. Any person above the age of twenty-one years, who is a 
citizen of the United States or of the Philippine Islands, or who has 
iicquired the rights of a native of said Islands under and by virtue of 
the Treaty of Paris, or any association of persons severally qualified 
as above, may purchase any unreserved, unappropriated public land 
which is chieny valuable for coal by proceeding as nereinafter 
directed: Promaedj That no individual person shall be entitled to 
purchase more than sixty-four hectares and no association more than 
one hundred and twenty-eight hectares: And provided further^ That 
this Act shall be held to autnorize but one entry by the same person or 
association of persons, and no association of persons, any member of 
which shall have taken the benefit of this Act, either as an individual 
or as a member of any other association, shall enter or hold any other 
lands under the provisions hereof, and no member of any association 
which shall have taken the benefit of this Act shall enter or hold any 
other lands under the provisions hereof: A7id provided further^ That 
such lands, if previously surveyed by the Government, shall be taken 
by legal subdivisions, but if unsurveyed shall be taken, wherever pos- 
sible, in the form of squares which shall contain at least sixteen 
hectares each. 

Sec. 2. A coal claim may be initiated either by filing a declaration 
of location with the mining recorder of the province in which the 
land is located, or by actually taking possession of the land and 
making improvements thereon : Provided^ however^ That where claims 
are initiatexl by occupation, a proper declaration of location must be 
filed with the mining recorder within sixty days after the date of 
actual possession and commencement of improvements. 

Sec. 3. The declaration of location above mentioned must be exe- 
cuted under oath, and must describe the land occupied in as definite 
a manner as practicable, and must contain all necessary allei^ations to 
show that applicant has the qualifications I'equired under section one 
of this Act, and that the land is of the character therein mentioned. 
In case a right to purchase is based on prior occupation and improve- 
ment, that fact must be set out, ana the date of occupation and 
amount of improvements stated. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the mining recorder to record declar- 
Htions of locations of coal claims in the same manner that declarations 
of locations of mining claims are recorded; and for such services he 
shall require the payment of a fee of two pesos, Philippine currency, 
which shall be paid to the provincial or district treasurer as provided 
in section five of Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty-four as 
amended by Act Numbered Eight hundred and fifty-nine. 

Sec. 5. AH declarations of locations shall be recorded in the order 
in which they are filed for record, and the mining recorder shall note 

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248 LAW>^ OF rXITED STATES PHIUFPIHS CDMJOBSIOH. 

on each iiLStnuiient filed for record the Tear, month, mud day, and the 
hour and minute of the day on whicm the same was fil^ After 
recording the declaration, the mining reocvder shall make a tme copy 
of the same and without delay forward it to the CSiief of the Boraui 
of Public Lands. 

Sbc. 6. All persons seeking to acquire public lands under the pro- 
risions of this Act must prove their respective rights and pav for the 
land filed upon within <me year from the time prescribea for filing 
their claims, and they shall not take from the land and sell any ooal 
prior to obtaining a patent. 

Sec. 7. A patent for land claimed and located for valuable ooal 
dep^isits may be obtained in the following manner: Any person or 
association authorized to locate a ooal clami under this *Act hayinf 
claimed and located a piece of land for such purposes, who or whi£ 
has complied with the terms of this Act, shall file with the Chief of 
the Bureau of Public Lands an application for a patent, under oath, 
lowing such compliance, together with a plat and field notes of the 
claim made by or under the direction of the Chief of the Bureau of 
Public Lands, and at applicant's expense, showing accurately the 
boundaries of the claim, which shall be distinctly marted bv mcrnu- 
ments on the ground, and shall post a copy of such plat, togetoer with 
a notice of such application for a patent, m a conspicuous place on the 
land described in such plat previous to the filing of the applicatioii 
for a patent, and shall file an affidavit of at least two persons mat sodi 
plat and notice have been duly posted. Upon the filing of said appli- 
cation, olat, field notes, notices, and affidavits, it shiQl be the diuty 
of the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands to publish once a week a 
notice that such application has been made, for the period of nine 
consecutive weeks, in a newspaper to be by him desi^ated; also to 
post a copy of the application in his office, and to require such further 
publication as he, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, 
may deem advisable. At the expiration of the period of publication 
the claimant shall file his affida\dt, showing that the plat and notice 
have been posted in a conspicuous place on the claim during such 
period of publication. If no adverse claim shall have been filed in 
the Bureau of Public Lands during the said period of publication, it 
shall be assumed that the applicant is entitled to a patent, upon pay- 
ment to the Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands of fifty pesos per 
hectare where the land shall be situated more than fifteenniiles from 
any completed railroad, available harbor, or navigable stream, and 
one hun(&ed pesos per hectare for such lands as shall be within fifteen 
miles of such road, harbor, or stream, and that no adverse claim 
exists: Provided^ That where the claimant for a patent is not a resi- 
dent of or within the province wherein the land sought to be pur- 
chased is located^ the application for patent and the affiaavits required 
to be made in this section by the claimant for such patent may be 
made by his, her, or its authorized agent, where said agent is con- 
versant with the facts sought to be established by said affidavits. 

Sec. 8. Where an adverse claim is filed during the period of publi- 
cation, it shall be upon oath of the person or persons making the same, 
and shall show the nature, boundaries, ana extent of such adverse 
claim, and all proceedings, except the publication of notice and mak- 
ing and filing of the affidavit thereof, snail be stayed until the contro- 



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yersy shall have been settled or decided by a court of competent 
jurisdiction, or the adverse claim waived. It shall be the duty of 
the adverse claimant, within thirty days after filing his claim, to 
commence proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction to deter- 
mine the question of the right of pK)ssession, and prosecute the same 
with reasonable dili^nce to final judgment, and a failure so to do 
shall be a waiver oi his adverse claim. After such judgment shall 
have been rendered, the party entitled to the possession ox the claim, 
or any portion thereof, may, without giving further notice, file a 
certified copy of the judgment roll with the Chief of the Bureau of 
Public Lands, who, in case the conditions of section seven of this Act 
have been complied with, shall issue to the claimant a patent for 
such land as by the decision of the court he appears to be entitled to. 

Sec. 9. All patents for lands disposed of under this Act shall be 
prepared in the Bureau of Public I^ds and shall issue in the name 
of the United States and the Philippine Government under the 
signature of the Civil Governor; but such patents shall be effective 
only for the purposes defined in section one nundred and twenty-two 
of the Land Kegistration Act, and the actual conveyance of t^e land 
shall be effected only as provided in said section. 

Sec. 10. The Chief of the Bureau of Public Lands, under the 
supervision of the Secretary of the Interior, shall prepare and issue 
such forms and instructions consistent with this Act as mav be neces- 
sary and proper to carry its provisions into effect, and for the conduct 
of all proceedings arising hereunder. 

Sec. 11. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passa^ of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 

[Na 1129.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Eighty-three, known as the Provincial Gov- 
ernment Act, by providing that Judges holding court In the provinces may be 
paid a per diem for expenses. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section seven of Act Numbered Eighty-three, known 
as the Provincial Government Act, is hereby amended by inserting, 
after the word " day," in the ninth line of said section, the following: 
''Provided^ That where the governor fails for any cause to make 
proper provision for the protection and entertainment of the judge, 
a per diem of six pesos, ^Philippine currency, shall be allowed from 
the provincial treasury to the judge in lieu of expenses during the 
period he is required to be in the province for the purpose of holding 
court" 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
flection two of '^An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 



250 LAWS OF UNITED STATES PHILIPPINE COMMISSION. 

Coumiission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1901. 



[No. 1130.] 
AN ACT To prevent the failure of military Justice. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Com/miaaion^ tliat: 

Section 1. Every person not belonging to the Army of the United 
States, who, in the Philippine Islands, being duly subpoenaed to 
appear therein as a witness before a general court-martial of said 
Army, willfully neglects or refuses to appear, or refuses to qualify 
as a witness or to testify or produce documentary evidence which such 
person may have been legallv subpcBnaed to produce, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars. United States 
currency, or imprisonment not to exceed six months, or both, at the 
discretion of the court, and it shall be the duty of the proper fiscal 
or prosecuting officer, on the certification of the facts to him by the 
general court-martial, to file in the proper court a complaint against 
and prosecute the person so offending: Provided^ That one dollar and 
fifty cents. United States currency, for each day's attendance, and five 
cents. United States currency, per mile for going from his place of 
residence to the place of trial or hearing and five cents per mile for 
returning, shall be duly tendered to said witness : Provided further^ 
That no witness shall be compelled to incriminate himself or to answer 
any question which may tend to incriminate him. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1131.] 

AN ACT Making the governor of the Province of Mlndoro a Justlee of the 
peace witli jurisdiction throughout the whole of that province. 

By authority of the TJnited States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The governor of the Province of Mindoro is hereby 
made ex officio justice of the peace with authority to perform all the 
duties of a justice of the peace throughout the whole of the Province 
of Mindoro. His jurisdiction as justice of the peace shall be con- 
current in every municipality and in every part of said province with 
that of the proper justice of the peace of the municipality. The fees 
that would accrue to a justice of the peace shall, in all cases where 



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the provincial governor acts as justice of the peace, be covered into 
the treasury of the provinde for the general purposes of the province. 

Sec. 2. The pubuc good requiring the speeov enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on i^ passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1132.] 

AN ACT So amending Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety as to provide 
that the expenses of preliminary Investigations for criminal ofTenses by jus- 
tices of the peace, when held at the capital of the province, although the 
offenses were committed in other municipalities, shall be paid by the 
municipalities in which the offenses were committed. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. Section one of Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety, 
entitled "An Act so amending Act Numbered One hundred and ninety- 
four, relating to pi*eliminary investigations of criminal offenses by 
justices of the peace, and portions of General Orders, Numbered 
Fifty -eight, as to authorize justices of the peace in the capitals of 
provinces to hold preliminary investigations in regard to offenses 
alleged to have been committed in any portion of the province," is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following words: 
'^Providedy however^ That the expense of such preliminary investiga- 
tion shall be paid by the municipality in which the offense was com- 
mitted, in the same manner as though the preliminary investigation 
had been conducted in such municipality." 

Sbc. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1133.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Eight hundred and flfty-four by providing 
for tlie piiynient by the Insular Government of the cost of me<]ienl attend- 
ance for Filipino students appointed under said Act 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. Section five of Act Numbered Eight hundred and fifty- 
four, entitled "An Act providing for the education of Filipino stu- 
dents in the United Statas and appropriating for such purpose the 
sum of seventy-two thousand dollars, in money of the United States," 



262 LAWS or tmmED stAirss pmtAPpnrt ooMMisstoir. 

is hereby amended by adding after the words " per annum " in the 
third line of said section the words " medical attendance." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September Iwenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1134.] 

AN ACT Amending Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty-four, entitled "An 
Act prescribing reguiations governing the location and manner of recording 
mining claims, and the amount of work necessary to hold possession of a 
mining claim under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July first 
nineteen hundred and two, entitled *An Act temporarily to provide for the 
administration of the affairs of civil government In the Philippine Islands, 
and for other purposes.' " 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section three of Act Numbere<l Six hundred and twenty- 
four, entitled "An Act prescribing regulations governing the location 
and the manner of recording mining claims, and the amount of work 
necessary to hold possession of a mining claim, under the provisions 
of the Act of Congress approved July first, nineteen hundred and two, 
entitled *An Act temporarily to provide for the administration of the 
affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other 
purposes,' " is hereby amended by insertmg, in the first sentence of 
saia section after the words " all declarations and afiidavits regarding 
mining claims," the following words: " and all other documents and 
instruments in writing, of wnatever character or nature, alienating, 
mortgaging, leasing, or otherwise affecting the possession of mining 
claims or any rignt or title thereto or mterest therein ; " and by 
inserting, in the same sentence, after the words " shall be recorded in 
the order in which they are filed for record," the following: "and 
from and after such filing for record all declarations and afiidavits 
regarding mining claims, and all documents and instruments in writ- 
ing, of whatever kind or nature, alienating, mortgaging, leasing, or 
otherwise affecting the possession of mining claims or any right or 
title thereto or interest therein shall constitute notice to all persons 
and to the whole world of the contents of said declarations, afiidavits, 
documents, and written instruments and of the legal effect thereof." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,^' passed September twenty-sixth nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its pasage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1901. 



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[No. 1135.] 

AN ACT Providing for the incorporation of the municipality of Bongabon, 
Province of Miudoro, as a barrio of the municipality of Pinamalayan, Prov- 
ince of Mindoro. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission J that: 

Section 1. The municipality of Bongabon, in the Province of Min- 
doro, is hereby incorporated as a barrio of the municipality of Pina- 
malayan in the same province. 

Skc. 2. The existing organization of the municipality of Bongabon 
is hereby abolished, and all offices existing by virtue of the present 
organization of such municipality are hereby declared vacant and 
such offices are abolished. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 28, 1904. 



[No. 1136.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands to 
license vessels engaged exclusively in the lighteiage and harbor business and 
to provide for the regulation of that business. 

By authority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands is 
hereby authorized, empowered and directed to issue licenses to en^ge 
in the lighterage or other exclusively harbor business to vessels or 
other craft actually engaged in such "business in any of the ports of 
the Philippine Islands on the eighth day of March, nineteen hundred 
and two, and to vessels and other craft built in the Philippine Islands 
or in the United States and owned bv citizens of the United States or 
by inhabitants of the Philippine Islands, or by members of both 
classes jointly. 

Sec. 2. From and after the passage of this Act no vessel shall 
engage in lighterage or other exclusively harbor business in or about 
the harbors, rivers, or inland waters of the Philippine Islands, having 
navigable outlet to the sea, without a license tnerefor, except those 
hereinafter exempted. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to : 

1. Yachts, launches, and other craft used and employed exclusively 
for pleasure and recreation. 

2. Ship's boats and launches bearing the name and home port of 
the vessel plainly marked thereon. 

3. Vessels owned by4;he Government of the Philippine Islands or 
of the United States. 

4. Vessels of the burden of one ton gross or less: Provided^ how- 
ever ^ That the exemptions of the first three paragraphs of this sec- 



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tion shall cease as to any vessel which shall at any time engage in the 
business of transporting cargo or passengers for hire. 

Sec. 4. Each hcense issued under the authority of section one shall 
specify the particular port or other body of water for which issued, 
and no vessel shall transport cargo or passengers for hire beyond the 
limits specified in its license. 

Sec. 5. The Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands is 
hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to promptly make and 
publish suitable rules and regulations to carry this law into effect and 
to regulate the business herein licensed. 

Sec. 6. Any license granted or continued in force under the author- 
itv of this Act may be revoked for cause at any time by the Collector 
01 Customs for the Philippine Islands. 

Sec. 7. Any vessel which shall violate the provisions of this Act 
may be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. United 
States currency, to be collected in the manner prescribed in section 
three hundred and thirteen of the Customs Administrative Act, as 
amended by Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty-four. 

Sec. 8. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this Act, or 
of any rule or regulation made and issued by the Collector of Customs 
for the Philippine Islands, under and by authority of this Act, shall 
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be 
punished by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by a 
fine of not more than one hundred dollars. United States currency^ or 
by both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court: 
Provided^ That violations of law may be punished either by the 
method prescribed in section seven hereof, or by that prescrilied in 
this section, or by both. 

Sec. 9. All lighterage and harbor licenses heretofore issued by the 
Collector of Customs for the Philippine Islands, and all rules promul- 

fjated by him relating to the issuing of such licenses, or regulating 
ighterage and other exclusively hanK)r business, are hereby ratified 
and confirmed, and shall continue in full force and effect until other- 
wise provided by law or regulation. 

Sec. 10. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of '"An act prescribing the order of proc(»dure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 29, 1904. 



[No. 1137.1 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of five huiulre<l thousand doUars, In money of 
the United States, from the fund of three niiUion doUars appropriated by the 
Congress of tlie Unitetl States for the relief of distress in the PhiHppine 
Ishinds. for exi>en(liture under the direction of the Civil Governor upon the 
resolution of the riiilippine Commission. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars, in money of 
the United States, is hereby approj)riated, out of the fund of three 



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million dollars appropriated by the Congress of the United States 
for the relief of distress in the Philippine Islands, for expenditure 
under the direction of the Civil Governor for such purposes and in 
such manner as may from time to time be authorized by resolutions 
of the Philippine Commission and in carrying out the intent of the 
Congress of the United States in appropriating the fund aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. The sum of money by this Act appropriated shall be with- 
drawn from the Insular Treasurj' by requisitions in favor of such 
disbursing officer as the Civil Governor may direct, in such allotments 
as may from time to time be necessary, and shall be accounted for as 
provided by law. 

Sec. 3. The resolutions of the Philippine Commission upon which 
the funds herein appropriated shall be expended shall be printed and 
published in the regular quarterly volumes of the laws and resolutions 
of the Commission and in the Official Gazette. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the pasvsage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws,'^ passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 30, 1904. 



[No. 1138.] 

AN ACT To bring immediately under the operation of the Land Registration 
Act all lands lyhig withhi the boundaries lawi'ully set apart for naval reser- 
vations, and all lands desired to be purchased by the Government of the 
UnitcHi States for naval purposes. 

By mithority of the United States^ be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that : 

Section 1. The provisions of Act Numbered Six hundred and 
twenty-seven, entitled "An Act to bring immediately under the 
operation of the Land Registration Act all lands lying within the 
boundaries lawfully set apart for military reservations, and all lands 
desired to be purchased by the Government of the United States for 
military purposes," are hereby made applicable to all lands or build- 
ings or any interest therein within the I^hilippine Islands lying within 
the boundaries of the areas now or hereafter set apart and declared to 
l)e naval reservations: Provided^ however^ That wherever the word 
'' military " appears in said Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty- 
^(»ven there shall be substituted the word " naval " for the purposes of 
this Act: And provided further^ That wherever the words "com- 
manding general of the United States Army, Division of the Phil- 
ippines," appear in said Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty- 
s(»vcn there shall be substituted the words " commander in chief of 
the United States Asiatic Fleet," for the purposes of this Act. 

Sec. 2. The method of procedure provided in Act Numbered Six 
lumdred and twenty-seven for settling the titles to lands within mili- 
tary reservations, or which are sought to be purchased for military 
i)urposes, is hereby made applicable to naval reservations and to 
lands which the naval authorities of the United States wish to acquire 



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by purchase for naval purposes, owned by private individuals and 
not within the boundaries set apart for naval reservations, and in 
case of proceedings in accordance with the provisions of this Act, 
claims for private lands, buildings, and interests within the limits of 
naval reservations not presented to the Court of Land Registration, 
as provided in said Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty-seven* 
shall be forever barred, and the lands, buildings, and interests therein 
shall be deemed to be public and not private property, in accordance 
with the provisions ox said Act Numbered Six hundred and twenty- 
seven. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, April 30, 1901. 

[No. 1139.] 

AN ACT So amending section seventy-eight of Act Numbered Efgfaty-two. 
entitled **Tbe Muuicipal Code/* as to make it unnecessary to search for the 
personal property of a delinquent taxpayer before proceeding against his 
real estate for the collection of taxes. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
CammissioTij that: 

Section 1. Section seventy-eight of Act Numbered Eighty-two, 
entitled ^ The Municipal Code,'' is hereby amended by striking oat 
from the first sentence thereof the following words : " In the event 
that the provincial treasurer or his deputy shall be unable to find suffi- 
cient personal property of the delinquent out of which to make all 
the taxes assessed against him upon his real estate, due either to the 
municipality, the provincial government, or the Central Grovem- 
ment, or, if the delinquent be unknown, the provincial treasurer or 
his deputy shall," and inserting in lieu thereof the following words: 
" In addition to the procedure prescribed in section seventy-five, the 
provincial treasurer or his deputy may,"' so that said sentence shall 
read as follows : " In addition to the pYx)cedure prescribed in section 
seventy-five, the provincial treasurer or his deputy may, upon the 
warrant of the certified record required in section seventy-five, within 
twenty days after delinquency, advertise the real estate of the delin- 
quent for sale, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy all 
public taxes upon said property as above, and costs of sale, ior a 
period of thirty days." 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be retroactive so far is to apply to all taxes 
heretofore assessed but not collected. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedv enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of *'An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundreil. 

Sec. 4. This Act sh '.11 take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 2, 19(M. 



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^ [No. 1140.] 

AN ACT Regulating appointment to the position of secretary of the Advisory 
Board of Manila, amending section sixty-five of Act Numbered One hundred 
and eighty-three. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Hereafter a vacancy occurring in the position of secre- 
tary of the Advisory Board of the city of Manila shall be filled by 
appointment of the president of the Advisory Board, by and with the 
consent of the Advisory Board, and in accordance with civil-service 
rules and regulations. A member of the Advisory Board shall not 
be eligible to appointment as secretary of the Board. 

Sec. 2. The action of the Advisory Board in appointing a secre- 
tary not a member of the Board is confirmed. 

Sec. 3. All parts of section sixty-five of Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and eighty-three or of other Acts in conflict with the provisions 
of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeditedf in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 



[No. 1141.] 

AN ACT Amending sections thirty- three and sixty-one of Act Numbered One 
hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Manila." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Section thirty-three of Act Numbered One hundred and 
eighty-three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Manila," is 
hereby amended by striking out of said section the clause " shall 
inspect and seal weights and measures, enforce the keeping and use 
of proper weights and measures by vendors and vendees, ana regulate 
the inspection, weighing, and measuring of brick, coal, lumber, and 
other articles of merchandise, in accordance with law and ordinances," 
and by striking therefrom the words " and shall collect water rents 
as fixM by law or ordinance." 

Sec. 2. Section sixty-one of said Act is hereby amended by adding 
thereto, after the first sentence thereof, the lollowing: "He shafi 
collect all water rents as fixed by law or ordinance, all miscellaneous 
charges made by the Department of Engineering and Public Works, 
smd all charges made by the city engineer for inspection, permits, 
licenses, and the installation, mamtenance, and services renaered in 
the operation of the so-called ^ pail system.' He shall inspect and 
seal weights and measures, enforce the keeping and use oi proper 
weights and measures by vendors and vendees, and regulate the in- 
spection, weighing, and measuring of brick, coal, lumber, and other 



258 LAWS OF tTKlTSB STATBS ^HtLIPPIKS OOMMISSIOK. 

articles of merchandise, and shall collect all charges for such inspec* 
tion and reffulation, in accordance with law and ordinances." 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 

[No. 1142.] 

AN ACT To increase the salary of the secretary-treasurer of the Province of 
Nueva Vizcaya, ninending Act Numbered Three hundred and thirty-seven, 
entitled '*An Act providing for the organization of a provincial government in 
the Province of Nueva Vizcaya." 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Subsection (6) of section two of Act Numbered Three 
hundred and thirty-seven is hereby amended by striking out the 
words " one thousand two hundred dollars per year " and substitut- 
ing in their stead the words " one thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum,'' so that the said subsection (6) shall read as follows: 

"(6) A provincial secretary-treasurer, at a salary of one thousand 
five hundred dollars per annum." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Conunission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act shall be retroactive and effectiye 
as of January first, nineteen hundi*ed and four. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 

[No. 1143.] 

AN ACTT Extending the time for tlie payment of the land tax in the Province 
of La Laguna for the year nineteen hundred and four until Novemher first; 
nineteen hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the ye^r nineteen hundred and four in the Province of 
La Laguna is hereby extended to November first, nineteen hundred 
and four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, ' passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 



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[No. 1144.] 

AN ACT Authorizing the payment of extra compensation to members of the 
Philippine Scouts and the Ck>nstabulary detailed for special duty in connec- 
tion with the erection of bamboo and nipa buildings and for other purposes, 
at the liouisiana Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis, Missouri. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The payment of a per diem allowance of fifty cents, 
United States currency, in addition to regular compensation, to mem- 
bers of the Philippine Scouts and the Constabulary detailed at the 
request of the Chairman of the Exposition Board for special duty in 
connection with the erection of bamboo and nipa buildings and for 
other purposes, at the Lfouisiana Purchase Exposition at Saint Louis, 
Missouri, is hereby authorized, the same to be paid out of appropria^ 
i ions .made for the Saint Louis Exposition Board, the provisions of 
Act Numbered One hundred and forty-eight to the contrary not- 
withstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws, passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 



[No. 1145.] 

AN ACT Providing for the estnblisliment of local civil govemments for the non- 
Christian tribes in the Province of Tayabas. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Whereas the non-Christian tribes in the Province of 
Tayabas have not progressed sufficiently in civilization to make it 
practicable to bring them under any form of municipal government, 
the provincial governor is authorized, subject to the approval of the 
Secretary of the Interior, in dealing with these non-Cfhristian tribes 
to appoint officers from among them, to fix their designation and 
badges of office, and to prescribe their powers and duties : Provided. 
That the powers and duties thus prescribed shall not be in excess or 
those conierred upon township officers by Act Numbered Three hun- 
dred and eighty-seven, entitled "An Act providing for the estab- 
lishment of local civil governments in the townships and settlements 
of Neueva Vizcaya." 

Seg. 2. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, 
the provincial governor is lurther authorized, when he deems such 
a course necessary in the interest of law and order, to direct members 
of such tribes to take up their habitations on sites on unoccupied 
public land to be selected b)^ him and approved by the provincial 
board. Members of such tribes who reiuse to comply with such 




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directions shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for a period not 
exceeding sixty days. 

Sec. 3. The constant aim of the governor shall be to aid the non- 
Christian tribes of his province to acquire the knowledge and experi- 
ence necessary for successful local popular government, and his 
supervision and control over them shall be exorcised to this end, and 
to the end that law and order and individual freedom shall be 
maintained. 

Sec. 4. When in the opinion of the provincial board of Tayabas 
and of the Secretary of the Interior, any settlement of non-Chnstian 
tribes has advanced sufficiently to make such a course practicable, 
it may be organized, under the provisions of sections one to sixty- 
seven, inclusive, of Act Numbered Three hundred and eighty-seven, 
as a township, and the geographical limits of such township shall 
be fixed by the provincial board. 

Sec. 5. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage or the same is hereby expedited in accx)rdaiice with sec- 
tion two of "An Act presci'ibing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Seg. 6. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 



[No. 1146.] 

AN ACT Appropriating the sum of one thousand nine Tiundred and five pesos 
and fifty-six centavos, Philippine currency, for the payment of the salary of 
tiie acting Judge of the municipal court of the city of Manila for the period 
from March twenty-fourth to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and foor. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the 
Insular Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thou- 
sand nine hundred and five pesos and fifty-six centavos, Philippine 
currency, for the payment of the salary of the acting judge of^the 
municipal court of the city of Manila, at the rate of seven thousand 
p^s per annum, for the period from March twenty-fourth to June 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage oi the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Goti- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 3, 19(ML 



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[No. 1147.] 

AN ACT Regulating the registration, branding, conveyance, and slanghter of 
large cattle, and providing for the disposition, care, custody, and sale of 
cstrays or large cattle captured or seized by the Philippines (Constabulary or 
other peace officers, and repealing Act Numbered Six hundred and thirty- 
seven and so much of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seventy-seven as pro- 
vides for the disposition, care, custody, or sale of cattle, carabaos, horses, 
and animals of the bovine family, and all other Acts or parts of Acts incon- 
sistent with the provisions of this Act 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. For the purposes of this Act, the term " lar^e cattle ^ 
shall be held to include carabaos, horses, mules, asses, and all members 
of the bovine family. 

Sec. 2. All owners of large cattle shall register at the office of the 
treasurer of the municipality of their residence the private brand or 
brands used by them in markmg their cattle b}r filing, in triplicate, with 
said municipal treasurer a true copy of said brand or orands, im- 
pressed or accurately drawn upon stout paper, approximately fifteen 
centimetei-s wide by twenty centimeters long. One of the triplicate 
copies of said brand or brands so filed shall be retained in the office 
of the municipal treasurer; the others shall be sent by him to the 
provincial treasurer and Chief of the Bureau of Archives, one copy 
to each; and it shall be the duty of the municipal treasurer, the 
provincial treasurer, and the Chief qf the Bureau of Archives to file 
in their respective offices said copies of said brand or brands and to 
keep a record of the names of the owners thereof, alphabetically 
arranged, together with the ages, civil status, and occupations or pro- 
fession's of such owners. 

Sec. 3. No person shall be permitted to register or file a duplicate 
of any brand theretofore registered in the name of another unless he 
produces to the municipal treasurer, at the time of presentation. for 
registry and filing, satisfactory evidence that he has succeeded to the 
right to such brand previously registered and filed ; nor shall any per- 
son be permitted to register or fife with said municipal treasurer anj 
brand likely to be mistaken for a brand or mark owned and previ- 
ously registered by another. 

Sec. 4. The municipal treasurer, on re^stering and filing any brand 
or mark, shall issue to the person registering andfiling the same a cer- 
tificate setting forth, over his own signature, the fact of registering 
and filing said brand, the date of registering and filing, the name, age, 
civil status, and occupation or profession of the owner of the brand, 
and a copy of the brand as near as may be. 

Sec. 5. Each municipality shall have a distinctive mark or brand 
for the purpose of branding large cattle owned by the municipality 
and of counterbranding large cattle owned by persons in the munici- 
pality and not bearing the counterbrand of any other municipality. 
Each municipality shall re^ster and file a copy of its brand with the 

?rovincial treasurer and with the Chief of the Bureau of Archives, 
'he Insular Government, and each provincial government, shall have 
a distinctive brand for the purpose of branding large cattle owned bv 
it. A copy of the brand of the Insular Government shall be filed with 
the Chiei of the Bureau of Archives, and copies of provincial brands 



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shall be registered and filed with the Chief of the Bureau of Archives 
and with the provincial treasurer of the province owning the brand. 

Sec. 6. All unbranded cattle not less than two years old found 
within the jurisdiction of any municipality, shall be branded on the 
right hip with the registered brand of the owner and counterbranded 
on the left hip with the registered brand of the municipality in which 
they are found. 

The branding for which provision is made by this section shall bo 
effected in the presence of the municipal president, the municipal 
treasurer, and the municipal secretary, or their representatives duly 
authorized in writing to act for them: Provided^ however^ That in 
provinces not organized under the Provincial Government Act such 
branding shall be effected in the presence of at least three persons 
appointed for this purpose by the provincial governor. 

Sec. 7. Large cattle already branded with brand of ownership and 
counterbranded with the brand of the proper municipality need not 
be rebranded, but the owner must register such animals with the mu- 
nicipal treasurer and secure the certificate of ownership mentioned in 
section eight unless previously registered under this Act. 

Cattle imported for immediate slaughter need not be branded or 
registered, but the provisions of section thirty of this Act must be 
complied with. 

Sec. 8. The municipal treasurer shall register in a book, proix»rly 
prepared and kept for the purpose, all branded and counterbranded 
animals presented for registry and not previously registered under 
this Act, and shall set forth in his registry entry the name, residence 
of the owner, and the class, sex, age, brands, knots of radiated hair 
commonly known as remolinos or cowlicks, and other marks of identi- 
fication of the cattle registered. A copy of the entry shall be issued 
to the owner as a certificate of ownership, which certificate shall be 
prima facie evidence that the animal is the property of the person . 
therein named as owner. The original registry entry and the copy 
thereof issued as a certificate of ownei'ship shall be signed by the 
owner and by the municipal treasurer, and attested by the municipal 
secretary: Provided^ however^ That where the branain*^ of cattie is 
effected in the presence of representatives of said municipal officials, 
the registry entry and the certificate of ownership shall be also si^ied 
or indorsea by such representatives as witnesses to the branding: /'ro- 
vided further^ That in provinces not organized under the Provincial 
Government Act the registry entry shall be made and the certificate 
of ownership issued by the person desi^ated by the governor of the 
province for that purpose, and countersigned or indorsed by the per- 
sons duly authorized to be present at the branding. 

Sec. 9. Persons charged with the duty of branding or remstering 
large cattle and issuing the proper certificates shall satisty them- 
selves of the ownership of the cattle so branded or registered, and 
shall take due care that no certificate of ownership is issued to any 
person other than the proper owner. 

Sec. 10. Each certificate of registration issued shall have affixed to 
it a special stamp of the value of one peso, Philippine currency, 
bearing the design prepared by the Bureau of Patents, Cojn-righfs, 
and Trade-Marks, which stamp, after being affixed to the certificate, 
shall be duly canceled with the seal of the municipality. The stamp 




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required by this section shall be paid for by the owner of the cattle, 
and the moneys received therefor shall be paid into the municipal 
treasury. 

Sec. 11. Each animal must be separately registered, and no cer- 
tificate of ownership shall cover more than one animal. 

Sec. 12. Lar^e cattle branded prior to the passage of this Act and 
registered in me various municipalities in accordance with subdi- 
vision (rf), section forty-three of Act Numbered Eighty-two, known 
as the Municipal Code, or in accordance with Act Numbered Six hun- 
dred and thirty-seven, upon surrender to the municipal treasurer of 
the written evidence of such registry, must be reregistered under the 
provisions of this Act, and a certificate of ownership issued to the 
owner without charge and without affixing to the certificate the stamp 
required by section ten of this Act. In such case, the reregistration 
entry and the certificate issued thereon shall be stamped " Previously 

registered (insert date) day of (insert 

month), 19 (insert year); subdivision (d) sec 43, Act No. 82 

(or) Act No. 637. (insert signature), municipal 

treasurer." 

The written evidence of such previous registry shall be firmly 
attached to the retained office registry entry made under this Act 

Sec. 13. The municipal treasurer shall enter in a book, duly pre- 
pared and kept for the purpose, all transfers of large cattle, which 
entry shall set forth the name and residence of the owner; the name 
and residence of the purchaser, the purchase price of the animal or 
the consideration for the sale, the class, sex, age, brands, knots of 
radiated hair commonly known as remolinos or cowlicks, and other 
marks of identification of the animal, and a reference by number to 
the original certificate of ownership, with the name of the munici- 
pality which issued it. 

Sec. 14. On making the entry of transfer prescribed by the pre- 
vious section, the municipal treasurer shall issue to the purchaser of 
the animal a certificate of transfer setting forth the name and resi- 
dence of the owner or vendor, the name and residence of the pur- 
chaser, the purchase price of the animal or the consideration for the 
sale, the class, sex, age, brands, knots of radiated hair commonly 
known as remolinos or cowlicks, and other marks of identification of 
the animal transfercd, and a reference to the original certificate of 
ownership by number, with the name of the municipality which 
issued such certificate. 

Sec. 15. The entry of the transfer and the certificate of transfer 
shall be signed, in the case of organized municipalities, by the munic- 
ipal treasurer and countersigned by the municipal president, the 
municipal secretary, and the owner; and in the case of provinces uo\ 
organized under the Provincial Government Act, and of townaiuph 
settlements, and rancherias not organized under the Municipal Ci^ck. 
by the owner and such person or persons as may be designated few tb* 
purpose by the provincial governor. 

Sec. 16. No entry of transfer shall be made or oertificale trf terns*- 
fer issued by the municipal treasurer or other proper odBiciA: -exoep* 
upon the production of the original certificate of OfWBerahi|> ant rer 
tificates of transfer and such other documents or ^tviskiHst a- "^ 
show title in tlie owner, or, in the case of loss of iffriatwan- ad own* - 

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ship or certificates of transfer, certified copies of the record showing 
that such documents were duly and properly issued, and it shall bo 
the duty of the official custodian of the record to iSvSue such certified 
copies on demand of the partv entitled thereto without char^^ 

Sec. 17. On certificates of ownership and certificates of transfer, 
the municipal treasurer or other proper official shall carefully note 
in the proi)er place on the printed outline figure of the animal regis- 
tered or transferred the brands, class, sex, age, knots of radiated hair 
commonly known as remolinos or cowlicks, and other marks of iden- 
tification of the animal registered or transferred, giving such mar- 
ginal description, where necessary, as will fully identify the animal. 

Sec. 18. In case of sale, the owner shall deliver to the purchaser 
the original certificate of ownership and all certificates of interme- 
diate transfer showing ownership in himself, and in case of loss of 
the original certificate of ownership, or of any of the certififrates of 
intermediate transfer, certified copies of the proper entries showing 
such documents to have Ix^en issnea by the proper 'official. 

Sec. 19. Certificates of transfer shall be issued in the municipality 
where the contract of sale is made and consummated by the delivery 
of the cattle. 

Sec. 20. Erasures, interlineations, or amendments in certificates of 
registry or transfer shall be presumed to be invalid unless noted over 
the signature of the official or person issuing or executing the same. 

Sec. 21. Each certificate of transfer issued shall have affixed to it 
the stamp specified in section ten, which stamp, after being affixed to 
the certificate, shall be duly canceled by the municipal treasurer with 
the seal of the municipality. The stamp required by this section shall 
he paid for bv the purchaser, and the mone3^s received therefor shall 
be paid into the munici])al treasurv. A separate certificate of transfer 
shall be issued for each animal sold or conveved. 

Sec. 22. No transfer of large cattle shall be valid unless registered 
and a certificate of transfer secured as herein provided. 

Sec. 23. On the demand of the municipal president, municipal 
treiisurer, municipal secretary, or of any Constabulary, police, or other 
peace officer, any person claiming to own large cattle shall produce 
and submit to such officer making the demand certificates of^owner- 
ship and certificates of transfer showing his title thereto. In case of 
loss of certificates of owiu»rf>hip or certificates of transfer, certified 
copies of the entries showing the issuance of the original aocuments 
may be furnished in lieu of trie original papers. 

Sec. 24. Any person refusing to produce on demand of the proper 
official, or within a reasonable time thereafter, the documents re- 
auired by the section immediately preceding shall be punished by a 
nne of not less than ten pesos, Philippine currency, nor more than 
five hundred pesos, Philippine currency, or by imprisonment for not 
less than one month nor more than six months, or by both such fine 
and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 25. All estrays and all animals recovered from thieves or 
taken by peace offi<*ers from persons unlawfully or reasonably sus- 
pected of being unlawfully in the possession of the same, studl be 
delivered to the treasurer of the municipality wheri^ found, and it 
shall thereupon become the dutv of such municipal treasurer to prop* 
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consecutive days at the door of the municipal building in the munici- 
pality holding the animals^ and to immediately forward to the provin- 
cial secretary, written notices in Spanish and in the local dialects of 
the finding of such estrays or of the seizure or taking of the animals 
delivered to the municipal treasurer, together with the class, sex, age, 
brands, knots of radiated hair commonly known as remolinos or 
cowlicks, and other marks of identification of the estrays or of the 
animals seized or taken from persons not entitled to the possession 
thereof, and notifying owners of such animals to present themeslves 
within fifteen days arter date to the municipality and establish title 
thereto. In case owners of animals taken as estrays or seized as 
above set out present themselves within the time limited in the notice 
and prove title thereto, it shall be the duty of the municipal treasurer 
to cause delivery of such animals to the lawful owners upon payment 
of necessary expenses of the maintenance and transportation, giving 
receipts for moneys paid and taking receipts lor the animals 
delivered. 

Should the owners of such animals fail to present themselves within 
the time fixed in the notice and prove title to the animals taken or 
seized as aforesaid, immediate notice of that fact shall be given by 
the municipal treasurer to the provincial board of the province, which 
shall order said animals to be sold at public auction and shall give 
notice of the sale at least ten days before the date of sale by posting 
notice thereof at the door of the provincial building and at the door 
of the municipal building where such animals are held. The notice 
of the sale shall contain a statement of the class, sex, age, brands, 
knots of radiated hair commonly known as remolinos or cowlicks, and 
other marks of identification of the animals to be sold, the place 
where found or seized, and the date, hour, and place of sale. Tha 
place of sale shall be fixed, in the discretion of the provincial board, 
either at the provincial capital or in the municipality where such 
animals are held. 

Animals ordered to be sold by the provincial board in accordance 
with the provisions of this section shall be sold for cash to the highest 
and best bidder therefor at public auction by verbal bidding, and the 
purchaser at such sale shall receive a good and indefeasible title to 
the animal sold. 

It shall be the duty of the mimicipal treasurer to promptly notify 
the provincial secretary of all proceedings taken by him in each case 
arising imder the section. 

Sec. 26. Entry of the sale provided for in the section immediately 
preceding shall be made in the municipality in which the sale has 
taken place, and certificate of such sale shall be issued as in other 
cases, except that the entry and certificate of sale shall show that the 
same was made by the municipality in conformity with section 
twenty-five of this Act, and that the signature of the owner shall be 
omitted from the entry and certificate. 

Sec. 27. At any time before actual sale as above provided, the law- 
ful owners of the animals may prove title thereto to the municipal 
treasurer and receive their property on payment of all costs incurred 
by the municipality or the province for the care, maintenance, and 
transportation of the animals. 

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pursuant to the foregoing provisions shall appear and present proper 
evidence of title to such animals, it shall be the duty of the municipal 
treasurer to receive such evidence of title and deliver the same to the 
provincial board of the province, and the provincial board is hereby 
authorized to examine such evidence and make such other investiga- 
tions as to it may seem proper, and if the proWncial board after the 
examination of such evidence and the making of such other investiga- 
^ations is satisfied that (he title to the animals is in the claimants, it 
is authorized to direct and cause payment of the net proceeds of the 
sale to be made to the claimants: Provided^ however^ That no claim 
for the proceeds of the sale of any animal or animals sold at public 
auction as above provided shall be received or allowed after the lapse 
of one year from the time of public sale. 

Sec. 29. The moneys received from the sale of estrays or laree 
cattle seized by peace officers shall be paid into the treasury of the 
municipality in which such animals were found or seized, and the 
expenses and cost of care, maintenance, transportation, and sale of 
the animals sold shall be a special charge against the moneys so paid 
in. After the lapse of one year from the date of sale as provided in 
the previous section, the net proetn^'ds of sale of any animal or animals 
sold as provided in st^ction twenty-five shall constitute a part of the 
municipal funds of the municipality where such animals were found 
or seized and shall be subject to appropriation for the purposes of 
such municipality as are other municipal funds. 

Sec. 30. No large cattle shall be slaughtered or killed for food at 
the municipal slaughterhouse except upon permit secured from the 
municipal treasurer. Before issuing the permit for the slaughter of 
large cattle for human coiu^uniption, the municipal treasurer shall 
require for branded cattle the production of tlie original certificate of 
ownership and certificates of transfer showing title in the person 
applying for the permit, and for unbranded cattle such evidence as 
may satisfy said treasurer as to the ownership of the animals for 
which j)ermit to slaughter has been requested. 

Sec. 31. No permit to slaughter carabao shall be granted by the 
municipal treasurer unless such animals are unfit for agricultural 
work or draft purposes, and in no event shall a permit be given to 
slaughter for tood any animal of any kind wdiich is not fit for 
human consumption. 

Sec. 32. The municipal treasurer shall keep a record of all permits 
for slaughter issued by him, and such record shall show the name and 
residence of the owner, and the class, s(».x, age, brands, knots of radi- 
ated hair commonly known as remolinos or cowlicks, and other marks 
of identification of the animal for the slaughter of which permit is 
issued and the date on which such permit is issued. Names of owners 
shall be alphabetically arranged in the record, together with date of 
permit. 

A copy of the record of permits granted for slaughter shall be 
forwarded monthly to the provincial treasurer, who shall file and 
properly index the same under the name of the owner, together with 
date of permit. 

Sec. 33. Any person slaughtering or causing to be slaughtered for 
human consumption or killing for food at the municipal slaughter- 
house any large cattle except upon permit duly secured from the 



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•section, in Jjke manner as the public forests under this Act: Provided 
rrhat the ('ivil Governor may in like manner bv proclamation alter 
:ur modify the boundaries of any forest reserve trom time to time, or 
li-evoke any such proclamation, and upon such revocation such forest 
-reserve shall be and become part of the public lands as though such 
-proclamation had never been made. 

Sec. 5. The public forests and forest reserves and the timber, fire- 
wood, gums, and other products thereof shall not be sold, entered, 
leased, or otherwise disposed of except as herein provided : Provided^ 
That any mining claim as defined m section one of Act Numbered 
Six hundred and twenty-four, entitled "An Act prascribing regula- 
tions governing the location and manner of recording mining claims, 
and the amount of work necessary to hold possession of a mining 
claim, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 
first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An act temporarily to pro- 
vide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the 
Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,' " in any of the public 
forests and forest reserves shall be entered only as provided in said Act 
Numbered Six hundred and twenty-four, and the provisions of this 
Act shall not be applicable to the entry and location of such claims, 
but they shall be governed by Act Numbered Six hundred and 
twenty-four exclusively: And provided further^ That the authority 
given by the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, as hereinafter providea, 
to issue licenses for the taking of stone and earth from public forests 
and forest reserves shall be understood to apply only when such stone 
and earth is taken from lands not more valuable for mining purposes 
than for other purposes, and therefore not subject to entry as a 
mining claim. 

Sec. 6. No prescriptive right to the use, possession, or enjoyment of 
anv forest product, nor any permanent concession, continuing right, 
privilege, or easement, of any kind whatsoever, upon or within or 
respecting the products of the public forests or forest reserves, shall 
accrue or be granted except as provided in this Act. But the public 
forests and forest reserves shall be and remain open of access tor all 
lawful purposes to the people of the Philippine Islands except as pro- 
vided in this Act. 

Sec. 7. Lands in public forests, upon the certification of the Chief 
of the Bureau of Forestry that said lands are better adapted and more 
valuable for agricultural than for forest purposes and not required 
by the public interests to be kept under forest, shall be declared by the 
Secretary of the Interior to be agricultural lands. 

AVhen in his opinion the public interests so require, the Chief of the 
Bureau of Forestry may make application to the Chief s of the Bureaus 
of Agriculture and Public Lands for the detail of an official from each 
of said Bureaus to form, with an oflScial from the Bureau of Forestry, 
a committee for the purpose of assisting said Chief of the Bureau of 
Forestry in making this certification, and upon the receipt of said 
application it shall oe the duty of each of said Chiefs of the Bureaus 
01 Agriculture and Public Lands to direct one of his subordinates to 
render the assistance applied for. 

Sec. 8. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior, shall prescribe such regulations not 
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the Insular Treasurer, who shall issue the same, upon proper requisi- 
tion, to the provincial treasurers of the various provinces, collecting 
from such provincial treasurers the cost of printmg the same. Pro- 
vincial treasurei-s, in their turn, shall issue, upon proper requisition, 
to the municipal ti-easurers such stamps as may be required by their 
respective municipalities, such municipalities paying to the provincial 
treasurer the cost of printing the same. These stamps shall be 
accounted for by the several treasurers on the basis of their face value. 

Sec. 39. Unless otherwise provided in this Act, any official or 
other person failing, refusing, or neglecting to perform any of the 
duties enjoined upon him by this Act, shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than ten nor more than five hundred Philippine pesos, or by 
imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than six months, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. 

Sec. 40. Act Numbered Six hundred and thirty-seven and so much 
of Act Numbered Eight hundred and seventy-seven as provides for 
the disposition, care, custody, or sale of cattle, carabaos, horses, and 
animals of the bovine family, and all Acts or parts of Acts incon- 
sistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 41. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expeaited in accordance with 
section two oi "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 42. This Act shall take effect July first, nineteen hundred and 
four. 

Enacted, May 3, 1904. 



[No. 1148.] 

AN ACT To regulate the use of the public forests and forest reserves tn the 
Philippine Islands and reiwaling (ieneral Orders, Numbered Ninety -two, series 
of nineteen hundred, Act Numbered Two hundred and seventy-four, and sec- 
tions twenty of Act Numbered Forty-nine, eleven of Act Numbered One him- 
dred and nineteen, and eleven of Act Numbered One hundred and twenty. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Commission, that: 

Section 1. The short title of this Act shall be " The Forest Act." 

Sec. 2. The public forest^s and forest reserves of the Philippine 
Islands shall be hold and administered for the protection of the public 
interests, the utility and safety of the forests, and the perpetuation 
thereof in productive condition by wise use; and it is the purpose 
of this Act to provide for the same. 

Sec. 3. The public forests shall include all unreserved public 
lands covered with trees of whatever age. 

Sec. 4. Upon the recommendation of the Chief of the Bureau of 
Forestry, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, the Civil 
Governor may ^t apart forest reserves from the public lands, and he 
shall by prociama,Uon declare the establishment of such reserves and 
the boundaries thePpeJ, and thereafter such forest reserves shall not 
Ik» entered, sold, or otB^Kj^ise disposed of, but shall remain as such 
for forest uses, and shall b^n^dministered, except as provided in this 



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section, in like manner as the public forests under this Act: Provided 
That the ('ivil Governor may in like mannei* bv proclamation alter 
or modify the boundaries of any forest reserve from time to time, or 
revoke any such proclamation, and upon such revocation such forest 
reserve shall be and become part of the public lands as though such 
proclamation had never been made. 

Sec. 5. The public forests and forest reserves and the timber, fire- 
wood, gums, and other products thereof shall not be sold, entered, 
leased, or otherwise disposed of except as herein provided : Provided^ 
That any mining claim as defined m section one of Act Numbered 
Six hundred and twenty-four, entitled "An Act prescribing regida- 
tions governing the location and manner of recording mining claims, 
and the amount of work necessary to hold possession of a mining 
claim, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 
first, nineteen hundred and two, entitled "An act temporarily to pro- 
vide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the 
Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,' " in any of the public 
forests and forest reserves shall be entered only as provided in said Act 
Numbered Six hundred and twenty-four, and the provisions of this 
Act shall not be applicable to the entry and location of such claims, 
but they shall be governed by Act Numbered Six hundred and 
twenty-four exclusively: And provided further^ That the authority 
given by the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, as hereinafter providedf, 
to issue licenses for the taking of stone and earth from public forests 
and forest reserves shall be understood to apply only when such stone 
and earth is taken from lands not more valuable for mining purposes 
than for other purposes, and therefore not subject to entity as a 
mining claim. 

Sec. 6. No prescriptive right to the use, possession, or enjoyment of 
any forest product, nor any permanent concession, continuing right, 
privilege, or easement, of any kind whatsoever, upon or within or 
respecting the products of the public forests or forest reserves, shall 
accrue or be granted except as provided in this Act. But the public 
forests and forest reserves shall be and remain open of access tor all 
lawful purposes to the people of the Philippine Islands except as pro- 
vided in this Act. 

Sec. 7. Lands in public forests, upon the certification of the Chief 
of the Bureau of Forestry that said lands are better adapted and more 
valuable for agricultural than for forest purposes and not required 
by the public interests to be kept under forest, shall be declared by the 
Secretary of the Interior to be agricultural lands. 

When in his opinion the public interests so require, the Chief of the 
Bureau of Forestry may make application to the Chief s of the Bureaus 
of Agriculture and Public Lands for the detail of an official from each 
of said Bureaus to form, with an oflScial from the Bureau of Forestry, 
a committee for the purpose of assisting said Chief of the Bureau of 
Forestry in making this certification, and upon the receipt of said 
application it shall oe the duty of each of said Chiefs of the Bureaus 
oi Agriculture and Public Lands to direct one of his subordinates to 
render the assistance applied for. 

Sec. 8. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior, shall prescribe such regulations not 
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necessary for the protection, management, reproduction, occupancy, 
and use of the public forests and forest re,«erves, and the said Chief, 
with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, is hereby author- 
ized to alter and revise such re«rulations. He shall in particular 
provide for the use of the public forests and forast reserves in such 
manner as to insure for the future a continued supply of vahiable tim- 
ber and other forest products. 

Sec. 9. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior, may, upon proper terms which he may 
deem reasonable, lease, as herein provided, tracts of land not exceed- 
ing four hectares in (extent in the public forests and forest reserves, to 
any person or to any association of persons holding timber licenses, 
for occupancy as sites for sawmills or timber depots, and the Secretary 
of the Interior may grant free rights of way through the public lancfs 
to enable such person or association of persons to get access to the 
lands to which such licenses apply. 

Sec. 10. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval 
of the Secretary of the Interior, may select for sale or disposal, and 
may sell or dispose of by license, from the public forests and forest 
res(»rves, at rates of charge to be establisheii by him in accordance 
with the provisions of sections eleven and twelve of this Act, any 
timber, fii-ewood for conunercial use, gums, resins, and other forest 
products, whose removal will not be detrimental to the public forests 
or forest reserves or to the interests which de[)end upon them. 

Sec. 11. For the purposes of this Act the various provinces in 
the Philippine Islands are divided into two classes: 

Class A shall include the Provinces of Abra, Bataan. Batangas, 
Benguet, Bulacan, Capiz, Cavite, Cebu, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos our, 
Iloilo, La Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Komblon, 
Rizal, Sorsogon, Tarlac, Union, and Zambales. 

Class B shall include the Provinces of Albay, Ambos Camarines, 
Anti(iue, Bohol, Cagayan, Camarines, Isabela, Lepanto-Bontoc, 
Ijcvte, Masbate, Mindoro, Misamis, More, Negros Occidental, Negros 
Oriental, Nueva Vizcava, Paragua, Samar, Suri^ao, and Tayabas. 

For the purposes of this Act the various native trees are divided 
into four groups: 

The first gn)up shall include acle, betis, baticulin, camagon, ebony, 
ipil, lanete, mancono, molave, narra, tindalo, and yacal. 

The second group shall include alupag, aranga, banaba, bansa- 
laguin. banuyo, batitinan, bolongeta, calamahsanay, calnntas, dun- 
gon, guijo, macaasin, malacadios, mangachapuy, palo Maria, supa, 
teak, ami tucan-calao. 

The third group shall include agoho, amuguis, anubing, apitong, 
batino, bitanhol, catnion, calumpit, cupang, dalinsi, dita, dimgonlatey 
malacmalac, malapaya. malasantol, mayapis, nato, palosapis, panao, 
sacat, santol, tamayuan, and tanguile. 

The fourth group shall include anahao, anain, apuit, bacao, bala- 
cat, balinhasay, batete, baycK*, lH)nga, bulao, lauan, malaanonang, 
malabalac, malabonga, mangasinoro. manicnic, pagatpat, and pag- 
sainguin. 

Sec. 12. The metric system of weights and measures, as adopted by 
sections thirty-five hundred and sixty-nine and thirty-five hundred 
and seventy of the Bevised Statutes of the United States, shall be 
used. 






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On each cubic meter of timber which may be cut in any public for- 
est or forest reser\'o in any of the provinces of the Philippine Islands 
for domaslic sale or consumption, or for export, there shall be paid, 
within thirty days from date of the receipt by the owner or his agent 
of the order of payment of the Government charge on the same, into 
the Insular Treasury, as provided by existing law, the following 
sums : % 

On all timber included in the first group cut in any province in 
Class A, five pesos; when cut in any province included m Class B, 
two pesos and fifty centavos. 

On all timber included in the second group cut in any province 
included in Class A, three pesos; when cut in any province mcluded 
in Class B, one peso and fifty centavos. 

On all timber included in the third group cut in any province 
included in Class A, one peso and fifty centavos ; when cut in any 
province included in Class B, one peso. 

On all timber included in the fourth CTOup and on allnonenumer- 
ated timber cut in any province included in Class A, one peso; when 
cut in any province included in Class B, fifty centavos: Provided^ 
That when timber cut in provinces included in Class A has been 
selected for felling by duly authorized forest officials, the rates on 
such timber shall be only such as are fixed in this section to timber 
cut in provinces included in Class B: And provided further^ That 
the taxes imposed in this section on ebonv and camagon shall be 
charged on said timbers when pre^sented for measurement and 
appraisal with the sapwood still attached; and the number of cubic 
meters in each piece of timber so measured shall include the sap- 
wood attached to the same, and when ebony or camagon timber 
from which the sapwood has been stripped is presented for meas- 
urement and ap])raisal, there shall be assessed and collected the fol- 
lowing sums: 

On each cubic meter of ebony cut in any province included in 
Class A, thirteen pesos and fifty centavos; when cut in any prov- 
ince in Class B, six pesos. On each cubic meter of camagon cut in 
any province included in class A, eight pesos; when cut in any prov- 
ince in Class B, four pesos and fifty centavos. 

The volume of all round timber shall be ascertained by multi- 
plying the area of the small end by the length of the log. The vol- 
ume of all squared timber shall be ascertained by multiplying the 
average cross section by the length, to which twenty-five per centum 
sliall be added for loss in squaring. The vplume of all sawn timber 
shall be ascertained by multiplying the average cross section by the 
length, to which fifteen per centum shall be added for loss in sawing. 

All timber included in the preceding section in the third and 
fourth groups and all nonenumerated timber cut in any province, 
known in the market under the name of " raja " and which shall not 
exceed one and one-half meters in length and fifteen centimeters in 
diameter, shall be classed as firewood, and the following taxes shall 
be collected thereon : 

On all firewood consisting of " rajas " from sixty centimeters to 
one and one-half meters in length, and from seven centimeters to 
fifteen centimeters in diameter, one peso for each one thousand rajas. 

On all firewood consisting of pieces of ti ber I $ than sixty cen- 
timeters in lengtli and less than seven oe i b in diameter, ten 




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centavos per cubic meter: Provided,, That whenever in the opinion 
of the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry the pi-eservation and use of 
tlie public forests and forest reserves shall render necessary the 
removal of the tops of fallen timber, said tops when removed in 
accordance with uie regulations prescribed by the Chief of the 
Bureau of Forestry, shall be exempted from the payment of any tax 
imposed in this section on timber or firewood or other forest proaucts. 

On all gums and resins and other forest products gathered or 
removed from any province there shall be paid on the actual market 
value thereof ten per centum. The Collector of Internal Revenue and 
the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry shall upon the passage of this 
Act, and from time to time thereafter, make a joint assessment of 
the actual market value of the various products on which taxes are 
imposed in this section; said assessments shall be made from the 
most reliable data available and shall be published in the Official 
(irazette for the information of taxpayers. 

Sec. 13. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval 
of the Secretary of the Interior, may, as herein provided, issue 
licenses for the cutting, collection, and removal of timber, firewood, 
gums, resins, and other fore^^t products from the public forests and 
forest reserves. Every license so issued shall specify in detail the 
rights to which it entitles the holder and shall provide, whenever 
l)racticable, for exclusive territory in similar products to each 
licensee. All licenses for timl>er shall provide for the selection of 
said timber before cutting: Provided,, That when absolutely neces- 
sary the selection of timber or the granting of exclusive territory may 
in the discretion of the Chief of the Bureau of Fore^stry, be omitted 
in any license terminating not later than June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and eight, after which date the selection of timber and tlie 
granting of exclusive territory whenever practicable shall be required. 

Sec. 14. No license granted under the provisions of this Act shall 
(•ontinue in force for more than twenty yeai's. The Chief of the 
Bureau of Forc^stry, with the ap[)rovai of the Secretary of the 
Interior, may, in granting any exclusive license, pivscriljc such terms, 
conditions, and limitations not inconsistent with the provisions of this 
Act, including a minimum amount of timber to oe cut within a 
specified period or periods of time, as may b(> deemed by the Chief 
of the Bureau of P'orestry and Secretary of the Interior to be in the 
public interest, and may provide in such licenses for forfeiture thereof 
in case of violation of such terms, conditions, or limitations. 

Sec. 16. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval 
of the Secretary of the Interior, shall publicly announce what classes 
of licenses shall be issued. 

Sec. 16. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry may, for violations 
of the Forest Act or of the regulations, to l)e determined and declared 
by him, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, revoke 
or temporarily suspend any license. 

Sec. 17. A gratuitous license to cut and use timber for mining 
purposes shall be granted on application to the holder, locator, owner, 
lessee, or operator of a mining claim. Said license shall Ihj limited 
to the claim on which the timlnT is cut, and no timber shall be used 
under such license except in the development of the claim u]^on which 
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to which it entitles the holder, and the territorial limits within which 
it is valid. A miner's timber license to cut timber in the public for- 
ests or forest reserves other than that standing on the claim and 
desired for the development of said claim may be obtained on appli- 
cation by the holder, locator, owner, lessee, or operator of a minmg 
claim. Said license shall specify the kinds and uses of the tim- 
ber to which it entitles the holder and the territorial limits within 
which it is valid. The Government charge on timber thus used under 
a miner's timber license shall be one-half the rate prescribed for the 
province within which said timber is cut. 

Sec. 18. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval 
of the Secretary of the Interior, may designate for sale or disposal, 
and may sell or dispose of by license from the public forests and 
forest reserves, stone or earth the removal of which will not be detri- 
mental to the public forests or forest reserves or to the interests which 
depend upon them. The rates of charge shall be determined by him 
in each case with like approval. 

The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry may, with the approval of 
the Secretary of the Interior, grant licenses for the removal of 
such stone or earth, and in such licenses may prescribe such terms, 
conditions, and limitations, including a mimmum amount of stone 
or earth to be removed within a specified period or periods of time 
as may be deemed by the Chief oi the Bureau of Forestry and the 
Secretary of the Interior in the public interest, and may provide in 
such licenses for forfeiture thereof in case of violation oi such terms. 

Sec. 19. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, under regulations 
to be prescribed by him, with the approval of the Secretary of the 
Interior, may grant gratuitous licenses for the free use of timber, 
firewood, gums, resins, and other forest products, and of stone and 
earth, in reasonable quantities and within definite territorial limits, 
for domestic purposes, and not for sale, barter, or any other use what- 
soever. He may also, within definite territorial limits, similarly pre- 
scribe the free use of forest products and of stone and earth for puolic 
works: Provided^ That a gratuitous license for woods of the first 
group shall not be issued. 

Sec. 20. The Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, with the approval 
of the Secretary of the Interior, may, when the public interests so 
require, make requisition • upon the JBureau charged with public 
surveys, to proceed to demarcate, establish on the ground, and erect 
monuments along the boundaries of any public forest or forest 
reserves ; and it shall be the duty of the last-named Bureau to comply 
with said requisition: Provided^ That no duplication of work 
shall be caused by such demarcation : And provided further^ That the 
cost of such demarcation shall be defrayed from the revenues of the 
public forests or forest reserves. 

Sec. 21. In order to promote uniformity and cooperation in the 
forest work of the Philippine Islands and the United States, and to 
facilitate the comparison of results, the methods of the Philippine 
Bureau of Forestry in forest measurements, timber tests, silvicultural 
observations, and other forest work, shall, so far as practicable, and 
in the discretion of the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry, be based 
upon the corresponding methods of the Bureau of Forestry of the 
United States Department of Agriculture. 



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Sec. 22. No officer or employee of the Bureau of Forestry shall 
have any pecuniary interest in any forest or in any business m lum- 
lx*r, firewood, gums, resins, or other forest products, or stone or earth, 
in the Philippine Islands: Provided^ That this prohibition shall 
not apply to guards or assistant guards, or to persons temporarily 
acting as guards or assistant guards. 

Sec. 23. Every official, employee, or agent of the Bureau of For- 
estry is empowered to make arrests without process in or upon the 
]:)ublic forests or forest reserves, or territory adjacent thereto, of any 
pei*son who is committing or attempting to commit any violation of 
this Act or the regulations established (hereunder, and it shall be the 
duties of governors of provinces, the Philippines Constabulary, and 
of municipal presidents to assist in making the arrests prescribed 
in this section when called upon to do so. AVhere the person or 
persons found violating the provisions of this Act are members 
of a non-Christian tribe, they shall be dismissed with a warning in 
the case of a first offense, but upon conviction of a second offense 
shall be punished as in this Act provided for violations hereof. 
When any arrest is made under the provisions of this section without 
warrant, the official, employee, or agent of the Bureau of Forestry 
shall obtain a warrant from competent authority at the earliest 
practicable moment under the circumstances. Prisoners with or 
without warrant shall in all cases within twenty-four hours, if 
reasonably practicable, be brought before a judge or justice of the 
[K^ac^ having jurisdiction over the offense for examination and 
release under bail if the offense is bailable. 

Sec. 24. Every private owner of forest land shall register his title 
to the same with the Chief of the Bureau of Forestry. In the absence 
of such registration, wood cut from alleged private lands and not 
from public forests or forest reserves shall be considered as cut under 
license from public forests or forest reserves, and shall 1^ subject to 
all provisions of this Act and of the regulaticms established there- 
under in such case applicable. 

When in his opinion the public interests so require, the Chief of the 
Bureau of Forestry may make application to the examiner of the 
C/Ourt of Lnnd Registration or the fiscal of the province in which the 
land lies, for such assistance as may be necessary in the examination 
of the titles thereof, with a view to their re«ristration in the Bureau 
of Forestry, and upon the receipt of such application it shall be the 
duty of the fiscal or examiner of titles, as tlu* case may be, to render 
the assistance applied for by the Bureau of Forestry. 

Sec. 25. The cutting, clearing, or destn»ying of the public forests 
or forest re^serves, or any part thereof, for the purposes of making 
cainguins, without lawful authority, is hereby jn'ohibited, and who- 
ever, in violation of this provision, shall (Mit, clear, or destroy the 
same, for such purpose, or shall willfully or negligently set fire 
thereto, shall, u^wn conviction by a court (»f competent jurisdiction, 
bt* punished by a fine not exceeding a sum e<iuivalent to twice the 
regular Government charge upon the timber so cut, cleared, or 
doiroved, and, in addition thereto, by imprisonment not exceeding 
thiHy days, in the discretion of the court. 

The cutting, collecting, destroying, ov removing of timber or other 
fon*st products, stone, or earth from the public forests or forest 
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license, permit, or other sufficient authority, is hereby prohibited, and 
any person who, in violation of this provision, shall so cut, col- 
lect, destroy, or remove the same, by himself, through an agent or 
employee, or for account of another, shall, in addition to the payment 
of the regular Government charge on such timber, forest products, 
stone, or earth, be subject to the payment of an additional sum 
equivalent to the regular Government charge thereon, which shall be 
collected as in this Act provided in the case of other Government 
charges. 

Sec. 26. Whenever an exclusive license of any class shall have been 
issued (to any person, company, corporation, or other association) 
for the cutting or removing, from the public forests or forest reserves, 
of timber, firewood, or other forest products, stone, or earth, it shall 
be unlawful for any other person, company, corporation, or associa- 
tion, while such license is in force, to enter or operate within the ter- 
ritory covered by such exclusive license contrary to the terms thereof : 
Provided^ That the residents within or adjacent to said territory may 
be permitted to cut or remove timber, firewood, other forest products, 
stone, or earth for domestic purposes. 

If, contrary to the provisions of this section, any person, company, 
corporation, or other association shall enter upon, and shall cut or 
remove, or attempt to cut or remove, timber, firewood, other forest 
products, stone, or earth, said property so attempted to be cut or 
removed shall be seized as Government property, by the local forest 
official or other representative of the Forestry Bureau, and the person 
making the seizure shall promptly notify the holder of the exclusive 
license affected thereby, and the said property so seized shall be sur- 
rendered to him upon the payment of the proper Government charges 
thereon. Should, however, acceptance of said property and the pay- 
ment of the charges thereon be refused, it shall be disposed of in the 
manner provided in section thirty-two of this Act for the disposition 
of forest products, stone, or earth on which the Government charges 
have not been paid, and the proceeds turned over to the proper official 
to whom the Government charges thereon should have been paid. 

Sec. 27. No fire for clearing shall be started on private forests, 
woodlands, or fields adjoining public forests or forest reserves, with- 
out written permission first obtained from the local forest officer, or, 
in the absence of such officer, from the president of the municipality 
or settlement in which such forests, woodlands, or fields are situated. 
A copy of said written permission, when ^ven bjr a president, shall 
be furnished by him to the local forest officer prior to the burning 
contemplated, when practicable; and said fires shall, when practi- 
cable, be lighted in the prasence of such forest officer, president, or 
other duly authorized municipal official. Any person violating any 
of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to 
a fine not exceeding one hundred pesos or by imprisonment not 
exceeding thirty days, or both. 

Sec. 28. Whoever, without authority of law, shall cut, make, manu- 
facture, or have in his possession any Goverimient marking hatchet 
or other marking implement, or any mark, poster, or other device 
officially used by officers of the Bureau of Forestry for the marking 
or identification of timber or other forest products, or any duplicate, 
counterfeit, or imitation thereof, or who snail fraudulently make or 
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means of any authentic or counterfeit Government marking hatchet, 
implement, mark, poster, or other device, or who shall fraudulently 
alter, deface, or remove Government marks from logs, stumps, fire- 
wood, or other forest products, shall, upon conviction, be punished bv 
a fine not exceeding five hundred pesos or by imprisonment not exceed- 
ing one year, or both. 

Sec. 21). Neglect, unreasonable delay, or falsification in the making 
of reports, presentation of papers, or in other acts required by the 
provisions of this Act or the Forestry Regulations, or refusal to make 
reports, present papers, or to perform other acts required by this Act 
or the Forestry Regulations, shall, upon conviction, unless otherwise 
specially provided by law, be punished by a fine not to exceed two 
hundred pesos. 

SEfc. 30. Whoever, in violation of the provisions of this Act or of 
the Forestry Regulations or orders made in accordance herewith, 
transports, removes, or discharges from any ship, boat, raft, car, cart, 
or other means of transportation, forest products, or stone or earth, 
or fails to pay the amounts due the Government on forest products, 
stone, or earth for a period of more than thirty days from the date 
of the receipt by him or his agent of the order directing the payment 
of the same, shall, in addition to the regular Government charges 
thereon, be subject to the payment of the sum of fifty per centum 
thereof, to be collected as in this Act provided for the collection of 
other Government charges. 

Sec. 31. In the absence of a local forest officer the president of the 
municipality or settlement within which timber or other forest prod- 
ucts are cut or collected shall act in his stead. Any president who, 
in the absence of a local forest officer, shall neglect, refuse, or un- 
reasonably delay to prepare and sign a statement of timber or other 
forest products, stone, or earth cut or collected within the territory 
under his authority, or to inspect firewood or other forest products 
cut or collected for local use m said territory, or to perform other 
acts required by the provisions of this Act, shall, upon conviction, 
be subject to a fine not to exceed fifty pesos; and the Chief of the 
Bureau of Forestry, with the approval of the Secretary of the Inte- 
rior, shall prepare and furnish to local presidents the necessary 
instructions denning their duties under this Act. 

Sec. 32. Forest products, stone, or earth on which the Government 
charges have not been paid as prescribed by law, and which have 
hoini seized in accordance with the provisions of this Act, shall be 
ofTered for sale at public auction, unless redeemed as hereinafter 
provided. 

Fifteen days after any tax on any forest products, stone, or earth 
shall have become due and remains unpaid the local forest officer shall 
prepare and sign a certified copy of the records of his office showing 
the person or persons delinquent in payment of such taxes, the 
amounts thereof, and of the costs and aaditional charges respectively 
due from him or them. The forest officer thereupon shall proceed at 
once to seize the forest products, stone, or earth of the delinquent, 
and, unlass redeemed as hereinafter provided, to soil at public auction, 
at some public place near where such property is sxMzed, as the local 
forest officer shall determine, so much of the same as shall satisfy the 
tax, additional charges, and costs of seizure and sale, to the highest 
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entrance of the municipal building in the municipality in which 
such seizure is made and at a public and conspicuous place in the 
barrio in which the property was seized, stating the time, place, and 
cause of sale. The certified copy of the local forest officer's record 
of delinquents, attested by the secretary of the municipality within 
which the forest products were seized, approved by the forest inspec- 
tor or forester in charge of the forest or inspection district, shall be 
his warrant for thus proceeding, and the purchaser at such sale shall 
acquire an indefeasible title to the property sold. Within two days 
after the sale the local forast officer shall make return of his proceed- 
ings in writing to the Bureau of Forestry and shall reserve a copy 
thereof to be kept by him as an official record, which shall also oe 
attested by the municipal secretary: Provided^ That if there is no 
bidder, or if the highest bid is only equal to or less than the sum total 
of the taxes, costs, and additional charges, the Chief of the Bureau of 
Forestry shall have discretionary power to declare the same sold to 
the Government in satisfaction of such taxes, costs, and charges, and 
to invoice said products to the provincial supervisor or to any other 
public official charged with similar duties, for use in public works. 
The proceeds of such auction sales shall be paid to the official to whom 
the Government charges on the same should have been paid, who shall 
pay any surplus resulting from the sale over and above the tax, costs, 
and additional charges to the person on account of whose delinquency 
the sale has been made. 

Sec. 33. The owner of forest products seized may redeem the same 
from the local forest officer or collecting officer at any time after seiz- 
ure and before sale by tendering to him the amount of the taxes, costs, 
and additional charges incurred up to the time of tender. The costs 
to be charged in maxing such seizure and sale shall embrace only the 
actual expense of seizure and preservation of the property pending 
the sale, and no charg:e shall be imposed for the services oi tie local 
forest officer or collecting officer or his deputy. 

Sec. 34. Whenever authority is given in this Act for the imposition 
of any* additional charge administratively, any person aggrieved by 
the imposition of such additional charge may, within twenty days 
after payment thereof, appeal therefrom to the Court of First In- 
stance of the province in which the additional charge was imposed, 
and that court shall have jurisdiction, after due hearing, to confirm 
the imposition of the additional charge or to reverse or modify the 
same. Judgments of the Courts of First Instance in such cases shall 
be certified to the Bureau of Forestry, and, when in favor of the tax- 
payer, such judgment shall also be certified to the Auditor for the 
Philippine Islands, who shall issue a certificate for payment by set- 
tlement warrant upon the Insular Treasurer, under the provisions of 
Act Numbered three hundred fifty-seven, and shall charge the amount 
of the warrant against the forestry collections of the province and 
municipality from which the timlier was cut or the forest product 
obtained: Provided^ That if an appeal from the judgment of the 
Court of First Instance is taken by the Bureau of Forestry, the Chief 
of said Bureau shall immediately notify the Auditor, who shall with- 
hold settlement of the account pending final decision of the court. 

Sec. 35. From and after May twentieth, nineteen hundred and 
four, there shall be paid on all timber, firewood, gums, resins, and 
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from all public forests or forest reserves on and after May twentieth, 
ninotoen hundred and four, the respective taxes, costs, amd addi- 
tional charges imposed on such products in this Act. The payment 
of all such tax(»s shall be made within thirty days after the date of 
the re(*eipt by the owner or his agent of the order directing payment, 
and the payuient of the proceeds of auction salas, and of all charges 
and costs imposed by officers or employees of the Bureau of Forestry, 
shall be made inunediatoly upon the receipt of the order directing 
pavment, to collectors of internal revenue or to provincial or munici- 
pal treasurers, as provided by law. The charges prescribed" by Gen- 
eral Orders, NuiubcTed Nin(?ty-two, series of nineteen hundrea, office 
of the United Slates Military Governor of the Philippine Islands. 
shall be collec^ted on all forest products cut, gathered, or removed 
prior to May twenli(»th, nineteen hundred and four. 

Sec. 30. All sums of money mentioned in this Act shall be deemed 
to be in Philippine currency. 

Se(;. 37. General (Jrders, Numbered Ninety-two, series of nine- 
teen hundred, issued by the Military Governor of the Philippine 
Islands; Act Num])ered Two hundred and seventy-four, entitled "An 
Act prohibiting the unauthorized destruction of timber on public 
lands"; seel ion twenty of Act Ninnbered Forty-nine, entitled "An 
Act ^>rovidiiig for lh(i establishement of a civil government for the 
Province of Bengu(».t "; section eleven of Act Numl>ered One hundred 
and nineteen, entitled ''An Act extending the provisions of the Pro- 
vincial Government Act and the Municipal Code to the Province of 
Occidental Negros"; and s(»ction eleven of Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and twenty, entitled "An Act extending the provisions of the 
Provincial Government Act and the Municipal Code to the Province 
of Oriental Negros,-' are hereby n»pealed. 

Sec. 38. This Act shall take ellect on its passage, except sections 
eleven, twelve, and thirty-seven, which shall take effect May twen- 
tieth, nineteen hundred and four. 

Enacted, May 7, 1901. 



[No. 1140.] 

AN ACT Amondlnp the CuPtoins Administrative Act. Niiinl>ore<l Throe hundred 
and lifty-live, ho as tu authorize the Civil Governor to set aiiart cerlaiu por- 
tions of tlie wharf, hmdinj; place, street, or other publii* ground adjacent to 
the seasliore and custom -1 muse in any municipality for customs purposes, and 
to place the same under the Jurisdiction of the collector of customs. 

By anthority of the Unitt.d States^ he it enavted by the Philippine 
Com m ifision , th(7t: 

Section 1. Section twenty-six of tho Customs Administrative Act, 
NumlH'red Thn^e hundred and fifty-five, is hereliy amended by insert- 
ing at the end of said section the following: ** Prodded^ however j 
That whenever, in the opinion of the Civil Governor, any public 
wharf, landing place, stre<»t, or land is necessary or desirable in load- 
ing and unloaiIin«r ships, or for any proper customs purpose, at any 
port of entry, he is hereby given power and authority, by executive 
order to declare that such wharf, landing place, street, or land shall 
be under the exclusive control and jurisdiction of the Collector of 
Customs or other customs olHcial at such port of entry ; but the ezer« 



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cise of such jurisdiction shall in no wise affect the general police pow- 
ers of the municipality in which said wharf, landing place, street, or 
land is situated. After the issuance by the Civil Governor of an 
executive order setting apart such wharf, landing place, street, or 
land as above specified for customs purposes, all the provisions of 
this section shall apply thereto." 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with section 
two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Commission 
in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, nineteen 
hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 10, 1904. 



[No. 1150.] 

AN ACT Further defining the powers and duties of the Board of Health for 
the Philippine Islands and of the Municipal Board of the city of Manila In 
connection with the preservation of the public health of that city, and repeal- 
ing certain provisions of law relative thereto. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, 
the Board of Health for the Philippine Islands, acting in its capacity 
as a local board of health for the city of Manila, shall draft and for- 
ward, through the Secretary of the Interior, to the Municipal Board 
for enactment, health ordinances for that city. The Municipal Board 
shall enact the ordinances so forwarded to it by the Board of Health : 
Provided^ That if the Municipal Board shall consider any health 
ordinance as drafted by the Board of Health and approved hj the 
Secretary of the Interior, to be unduly prejudicial to private inter- 
ests or objectionable for other reasons, it shall promptly return such 
ordinance through the Secretary of the Interior to the Board of 
Health, together with such amendments as it deems advisable. The 
Board of Health shall consider the amendments suggested, and shall 
make such changes in the ordinance, if any, as it may deem advisable, 
and shall return the same to the Municipal Board. In the event that 
the amendments, if any, adopted by the Board of Health and approved 
by the Secretary of the Interior are not satisfactory to the Municipal 
Board, the Municipal Board may appeal to the Civil Governor, who 
shall decide the point or points at issue and prescribe the form which 
the ordinance shall take. His decision shall be final. If the Board 
of Health shall consider that the Municipal Board is unduly delaying 
action relative to any health ordinance duly transmitted to it for 
enactment, it may appeal, through the Secretary of the Interior, to 
the Civil Governor, who may direct the Municipal Board to act on 
such ordinance or may himself approve it with such modifications as 
he may deem advisable, and every ordinance so approved by the Civil 
Governor shall have the force and effect of law. 

Sec. 2. The ordinances drafted by the Board of Health shall be 
forwarded to the Municipal Board in triplicate. One copy of each 
such ordinance re<?eived by the Municipal Board shall be imiaediateljr 

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forwarded to the Advisory Board for its consideration and action. 
In the event that the Municipal Board shall deem it advisable to 
return any ordinance to the Board of Health for amendment, it shall 
act upon the ordinance as returned by the Board of Health without 
again submitting it to the Advisory Board. 

Sec. 3. The ordinances drafted by the Board of Health may pro- 
vide for — 

(a) Entry and inspection at reasonable hours and in a proper 
manner of all buildings and premises by officers or employees of the 
Board of Health in the discharge of their duties, and by sanitary 
police when acting as sanitary inspectors. 

(b) Cleansing, whitewashing, ventilation, and proper sanitary 
maintenance of all buildings and premises; the nature and thickness 
of materials to be used in covering the ground surfaces of all buildings 
or in covering open surfaces connected with cook hoiises, latrines, or 
other places where slops or foul liquids may be thrown or deposited ; 
the cx)nditions under which it shall be lawful to live in, occupy or use, 
let, sublet, or suffer or permit to be used for habitation or occupation 
any building or part thereof which is in an unsanitary condition, and 
the cleansing of buildings and forbidding their occupancy until such 
time as they have been placed in satisfactory sanitary condition; pro- 
hibition of erection of unsanitary buildings and of the erection of 
buildings on unhealthful sites. 

(c) Fixing the maximum number of persons who may be permitted 
to occupy a dwelling or other building or any part thereoi, and the 
number of lower animals that may be permitted to occupy any stable, 
corral, pen, pound, or other place or premises. 

(d) Installation and maintenance of adequate and proper drainage 
of buildings and premises, including the materials to be used in and 
the construction of plumbing systems, drains, trappings, water- 
closets, vaults, latrines, urinals, cesspools, and sanitary fixtures and 
appliances. 

(e) Proper sanitary maintenance, scavenging, collection and dis- 
posal of refuse, garbage, and manure, the rcmoval and disposal of 
night soil, and the projx^r construction of receptacles for such sub- 
stances, subject to the provisions of section thirty-three of Act Num- 
bered One hundred and eighty-three, as amended by this Act. 

(/) Maintaining in a proper sanitary condition hotels, restaurants, 
saloons, tenements, lodging houses, emigration or immigration houses, 
factories, workshops, jails, prisons, theaters, convents, schools, or other 
places of public assembly or resort; markets, bakeries, confectioneries, 
dairies, manufactories of aerated waters or of bottled or other drinks 
or of ice; food-preserving e>tablishments and other places where 
foods or drinks are prepared or offered for sale; securing the health- 
fulness and purity of foods or drinks sold or offered for sale in any 
such building, establishment, or place, and the sanitary conveyance of 
the same thereto and therefrom; and for such other pur[K)ses relative 
to their sanitary condition as the Board of Health may deem 
advisable. 

(g) Sanitary regulation of the business and fixing the location of 
tanneries, renderies, tallow chandleries, bone factories, soap factories, 
and other offensive or unwholesome establishments, businesses or occu- 
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the same when already established, if necessary to secure proper sani- 
tation; sanitary maintenance of butcher shops and slaughterhouses; 
sanitary regulation of the killing of animals thereat and of removal 
or conveyance of carcasses therefrom or thereto: and such other mat- 
ters and things as may be deemed desirable for the purpose of securing 
the proper sanitary conduct of such trades, businesses, manufactories, 
and occupations. 

(A) Sanitary control and maintenance of public stables, baths, and 
laundries. 

(i) Protection from infection of all public and private water sup- 
plies and sources, and prohibition of the use of water of dangerous 
character for domestic purposes. Ordinances enacted for the purpose 
of protecting the purity of the water supply of Manila shall apply to 
ana be enforced over all territory within the drainage area of such 
water supply or within one hundred meters of any reservoir, conduit, 
canal, aqueduct, or pumping station used in connection with the city 
water service. 

(j) Prevention and suppression of contagious, infectious, or com- 
municable disease of man or animal ; compulsory reporting of a 
case or cases of any such disease ; compulsory inoculation of persons 
or animals in order to prevent the occurrence or spread of any such 
disease; cleansing and disinfection of buildings or premises where any 
such disease has occurred, and disinfection or destruction of bedding, 
clothing, or other articles contained therein; compulsory vacation, 
repair, removal, or destruction of any such building; quarantining of 
any building premises, or place declared by the Board of Health to 
be infected with contagious, infectious, or communicable disease of 
man or animal; regulation of the movements of persons of animals 
into or from any such infected building, premises, or place, and the 
removal of the dead or of carcasses, fodder, litter, dung, clothing, 
utensils, or any other thing into, within, or from any such quarantined 
buildings, premises, or place; establishment of detention camps and 
contagious disease hospitals; isolation or removal to hospitals or 
places of detention of persons or animals which are affected by or have 
been exposed to any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease, 
and their detention in their homes, in hospitals, or elsewhere until 
danger of their developing or communicating such diseases has 
passed; prohibition of the importing or landing of cattle, carabaos, 
horses, or other animals, except at such places and times and subject 
to such restrictions as to marking, isolation, and subsequent disposal 
as the Board of Health shall prescribe to prevent the introduction or 
spread of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases; mainte- 
nance in a sanitary condition or all live stock pens, stables, corrals, 
and other places of detention or maintenance of animals; condemning, 
killing, and disposal of animals sick of any dangerous communicable 
diseases; and disposal of the bodies of animals dying from any such 
disease. 

(k) Cleansing and preservation in a sanitary condition of vessels 
and boats in the harbor of Manila or within the city limits not 
within or subject to the jurisdiction of the Quarantine Service. 

(Z) Cleansing and preservation in a sanitary condition of the 
harbor of Manila, and of rivers, esteros, canals, or other water ways 
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(m) Destruction of rats, mice, insects, or vermin capable of carry- 
ing or communicating any contagious, infectious, or communicable 
disease, and prescribing the means and precautions to be employed 
on land or in vessels in port at Manila, to minimize their number and 
prevent their spreading infection. 

(n) Humane care of all persons confined or placed in public or 
private institutions or places of detention within the city because of 
sickness, deformity, imbecility, poverty, insanity, or other affliction, 
and provision of sanitary accommodations for persons so confined or 
placed. 

(o) Reporting and registration of marriages, births, deaths, and 
other matters deemed by the Board of Health to be of sanitary or 
statistical importance. 

(/?) Registration and maintenance in a sanitary condition of 
morgues, undertaking establishments, receiving vaults, and places 
for embalming or burial of the dead. 

(q) Shipment, exhuming, burial, or disposal of the dead. 

(r) Definition, declaration, and prohibition of nuisances dangerous 
to the public health; location and use of public drains, sewers, 
latrines, and cesspools, and construction and use of private drains, 
sewers, latrines, and cesspools. 

(s) Cleansing, drainage, or filling in of low lands where such lands 
are in an unsanitary condition and in the opinion of the Board of 
Health constitute a serious menace to the public health: Provided^ 
That no order for the cleansing, drainage, or filling in of such lands 
involving a cost of more than three hundred pesos, Philippine cur- 
rency, shall be effective without the approval of the Secretary of the 
Interior, who may request from the Sanitary Engineer of the Philip- 
pine Islands a report as to the cost of cleansing, drainage, or filling in 
any such piece of low land, and the Sanitary Engineer shall make 
such report when so requested. 

Sec. 4. All health ordinances shall be published by the Municipal 
Board in English, Spanish, and Tagalog. A\Tien ordinances relative 
to the several subjects hereinbefore enumerated have become effective, 
they shall be published in convenient form for the general informa- 
tion of the public by the Municipal Board in English, Spanish, and 
Tagalog, as the Sanitary Code of Manila. A copy of any health 
orciinance or of said code, in such one of these languages as he may 
elect, shall be furnished on application free of charge to any adutt 
resident of Manila. 

Sec. 5. Any member of the Board of Health, or any health officer 
duly appointed by it, is empowered, and it shall be his duty, to maJse 
complaint under oath in writing against any person violating any 
health ordinance before the Municipal Court of Manila, and it shall 
be the duty of that court to issue a warrant for the arrest of such 
person so complained of, and when arrested to try him as in other 
cases of violations of city ordinances: Provided^ That nothing herein 
':ontained shall be construed as preventing any municipal officer or 
any person from also making such complaint. 

&EC. 6. Sanitary inspections shall be made under the general super- 
vision and control of the Commissioner of Public Health by district 
medical inspectors of the Board of Health, by such members of the 
police force of the city of Manila as shall be designated as sanitary 
police by the Chief of Police, and by such sanitary inspectoi*s as may 



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be authorized hy law. Sanitary police and sanitary inspectors shall 
make sanitary inspections under the immediate direction of district 
medical inspectors, to whom they shall report the results of such 
inspections: Provided^ That the city engineer of Manila or his duly 
autnorized agent shall inspect and supervise the construction, repair, 
removal, and safety of buildings, ana the ventilation, drainage, and 
plumbing of buildings and premises, and shall report to the Com- 
missioner of Public Health any violations of ordinances relative to 
ventilation, drainage, and plumoing : And provided further^ That the 
Board of Health shall have power to maKe inspections through its 
duly authorized agents in order to ascertain whether such ordinances 
are being enforced, and to initiate complaints against violators of 
such ordmances after consultation with the city engineer. 

Sec. 7. Should the Board of Health find that excreta, ^rbage, 
refuse, the contents of closets, vaults, cesspools, or any otner un- 
healthful or dangerous substance is being collected, disposed of, or 
allowed to accumulate by the city authorities in such a manner as to 
endanger the public health, it shall make complaint through the 
Secretary of the Interior to the Municipal Board, and should the 
Municipal Board fail to take seasonable and suitable measures to 
remedy the evil, the Board of Health shall make complaint through 
the Secretary of the Interior to the Civil Governor, who shall issue 
to the Municipal Board such instructions as he may deem necessary 
in the interest of the public health. 

Sec. 8. When, in the opinion of the Board of Health, the city of 
Manila is threatened with an epidemic of infectious, contagious, or 
communicable diseases, the Commissioner of Public Health shall so 
inform the Civil Governor, through the Secretary of the Interior, and 
may request the Civil Governor to issue an executive order declaring 
that the city is threatened with an epidemic and vesting the Board 
of Health with emergency powers. The Civil Governor may, in 
his discretion, issue such order, and in the event of his doing so, 
the Board of Health shall have the following emergency powers : 

(a) Power to enact, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the 
Interior, such emergency health ordinances as it may deem necessary 
to prevent the occurrence or spread of infectious, contagious, or com- 
municable diseases. Such orainances shall have the same force and 
effect and be enforced in the same manner as if enacted by the Munic- 
ipal Board. 

(6) Power to appoint such temporary emergency employees as may 
be authorized by law. The provisions of the Civil Service Act and 
its amendments shall not necessarily apply to the appointment of 
such temporary emergency employees. 

Sec. 9. When, in the opinion of the Civil Governor, the danger of 
an epidemic has passed, he shall so declare by executive orded. Upon 
the publication of such order, all emergency health ordinances shall 
become of no effect, unless the Civil Governor shall in such executive 
order specifically declare that one or more emergency health ordi- 
nances shall remain in effect for a further period to be by him pre- 
scribed. 

Sec. 10. Subsections (Z), (w), (a?), (y), and (z) of section seven- 
teen of Act Numbered One hundred and eighty-three are hereby 
amended to read as follows : 



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"(Z) To regulate the business and fix the location of match facto- 
rie.s, blacksnuth shops, foundries, steam boilers, lumber yards, ship- 
yards, and other establishments likely to endanger the public safety 
by giving rise to conflagrations or explosions ; to regulate the storage 
and sale of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal, oil, gasoline, benzine, 
turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, petroleum, or any of the 
products thereof, and of all other highly combustible or explosive 
materials." 

"(-w) To construct, maintain, and regulate the navigation of canals 
and water courses, and to cleanse and purify the same; to drain and 
fill private premises when necessary in the enforcing of ordinances 
enacted under the authority of paragi'aph (s) of section three of Act 
Numbered Eleven hundred and fifty." 

"(a?) To establish and maintain public drains, sewers, latrines, and 
cesspools." 

"(y) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (h) of section three 
of Act Numbered Eleven hundred ana fifty, to provide for the estab- 
lishment of public laundries, stables, and bath houses and regulate 
their use." 

"(3) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (g) of section three 
of Act Numbered Eleven hundred and fifty, to establish public mar- 
kets ,arket houres, and slaughterhouses and regulate their use; to 
regulate or prohibit the establishment of such institutions by any per- 
son, firm, or corporation ; to regulate the business and fix the location 
of tanneries, renderies, tallow chandleries, bone factories, and soap 
factories." 

Sec. 11. Section thirty-three of Act Numbered One hundred and 
eighty-three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city of Manila," is 
hereby amended by striking out the clause: " shall supervise the col- 
lection and disposition of all garbage, refuse, the contents of closets, 
vaults, and cesspools, and all other offensive and dangerous substances 
within the city/' and by substituting therefor the clause: " shall col- 
lect and dispose of all garbage, refuse, the contents of closets, vaults, 
and cesspools, and all other offensive and dangerous substances within 
the city." 

Seg. 12. Subsection (a) of section seven of Act Numbered One hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, entitled "An Act providing for the establish- 
ment of a Board of Health for the Philippine Islands," is hereby 
amended to read as follows : 

"(a) The Sanitary Engineer shall inspect buildings, plumbing, 
waterworks, drainage and sewer systems, streams, and esteros within 
the limits of the city of Manila, reporting the result of such inspec- 
tion to the Board of Health, and at the re(|uest of the Board of Health 
shall submit plans for and estimates of the cost of remedying unsani- 
tary conditions discovered by him. He shall further, at the request 
of the Board of Health, prej)are and submit to the Board plans and 
estimates of the cost of inii)roving the general sanitary condition of 
unliealthful districts in Manila, and shall perform such other sanitary 
engineering work in the city of Manila lor the Board of Health as 
the Board may direct." 

Sec. 13. Paragraph (h) of section four of Act Numl)ered One hun- 
dred and fifty-seven, entitled "An Act providing for the e^stablish- 
ment of a Board of Health for the Philippine Islands," so far as it 
refers to tJie city of Manila, section twenty-one Act Numbered One 



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hundred and eighty-three, entitled "An Act to incorporate the city 
of Manila," and all other Acts or parts of Acts which are in conflict 
with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 14. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this 
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with 
section two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the 
Commission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty- 
sixth, nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 15. This Act shall take effect on its i)iissage. 

Enacted, May 10, 1904:. 



[No. 1151.] 

AN ACT Providing for the revision of valuation for the purpose of taxation of 
certain parcels of land in the municipality of Badoc, Province of Ilocos Norte, 
belonging to Pedro Calaycay. 

Whereas it has been made to appear that a material error was made 
by the board of assessors of the muni(ii)ality of Badoc, and by the 
tax-revision board of the Province of Ilocos Norte, in respect to the 
area of five parcels of land in Casilan and four parcels of land in 
Lacuben, all m barrio numbered thirty of tlie municipality of Badoc, 
in the Province of Ilocos Norte, belonging to Pedro Calaycay; and 

Whereas the valuations placed upon said lands are found to be 
inequitable by reason of such error in the area thereof: Therefore, 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The provincial board of Ilocos Norte, together with the 
secretary and fiscal of that province, are hereby constituted a special 
board with authority to correct all valuations of the property above 
stated on the assessment list of the municipality of Badoc, and to 
state just valuations, in money of the United States, of each of the 
parcels of land above referred to, and to correct any and all erroneous 
assessments of said parcels of land. The assessment list of the said 
lands, when so corrected, shall be as lawful and valid for all purposes 
as though the correction and reassessment herein provided had been 
made by the board of tax revision at the proper time. 

Sec. 2. The revision of the valuations and assessments of the lots 
or parcels of land aforesaid shall be made and completed by the assess- 
ment board herein provided, on or before the fifteenth day of June, 
nineteen hundred and four. The asse^ssment and revaluations shall 
be made on notice to Pedro Calaycay, and to the municipal authorities 
of the municipalit}^ of Badoc, and each shall be entitled to be heard 
before the revision board herein provided. No ai)peal shall be 
allowed from the action of said board. The action of the majority 
of said board shall be deemed to be action of th(» board, and binding. 

Sec. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the passage of the same is hereby expedited in accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the ord(»r of t)rocedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall take efl'ect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 10, 1904. 



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[No. 1152.] 

AN ACT Extending the time for the payment of the land tax In the Province of 
Isnbela for the year nineteen hundred and four until October first, nineteen 
hundred and four. 

By authority of the United States^ he it enacted hy the Philippine 
Commission^ that: 

Section 1. The period for the payment, without penalty, of the 
land tax for the year nineteen hundred and four in the Province of 
Isabela is hereby extended to October first, nineteen hundred and 
four, anything in previous Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. 

Sec. 2. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, 
the pasage of the same is hereby expedited m accordance with sec- 
tion two of "An Act prescribing the order of procedure by the Com- 
mission in the enactment of laws," passed September twenty-sixth, 
nineteen hundred. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on its passage. 

Enacted, May 11, 1904. 



[No. 1153.] 

AN ACT Providing that certain duties in relation to the Bureau of Justice and 
the Bureau of tlie Insular Treasury, now required by law to be performed 
by the Civil Governor, shall be performed by the Secretary of Finance and 
Justice. 

By authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine 
Coinmission^ that: 

Section 1. The following administrative acts relating to the 
Bureau of Justice and to the Bureau of the Insular Treasury, now 
authorized by law to be performed by the Civil Governor, shall 
hereafter be performed by the Secretary of Finance and Justice: 

{a) To request or direct a judge of any Court of First Instance 
to hold the Court of First Instance in any province as provided by 
section fifty-two of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-six. 

(6) To approve the appointments of clerical assistants, trans- 
lators, interpreters, stenographers, and typewriters, and to approve 
the compensation of such assistants, as provided in paragraph {c) 
of section forty-seven of Act Numbered One hundred and thirty-six, 
as amended by Act Numbered Three hundred and twenty-five. 

{c) To direct, in writing, anv judge at large to perform the 
duties of a judge of the Court or First Instance in any province in 
the Islands, or of the city of Manila, as provided in section three of 
Act Numbered Three hundred and ninety-six. 

{d) To direct judges of the Courts of Customs Appeals to per- 
form the duties of judges of the Courts of First Instance in any 
province in the Philippine Islands, or of the city of Manila, as 
provided in section three of Act Numbered Eight hundred and sixty- 
four. 

{e) To direct the Attorney -General ^ present to the Court of 
First Instance having territorial jurisdiction over the place in which 
a crime was committed, for which a person has been duly convicted 
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order of the military commander, in cases where the lawful judg- 
ments and sentences have not been executed and can